Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1856 Flying Eagle Cent, PR62
    Snow-3, A Less-Often-Seen Variety

    1856 1C Snow-3 PR62 PCGS. According to Rick Snow, the Snow-3 variety comprises approximately 20% of all 1856 Flying Eagle cents seen. Recutting on the 5 in the date is a distinctive die feature that this variety shares with Snow-1 and -10. Snow further writes: " is nearly certain that this issue makes up most or all of the 634 specimens originally distributed to Congress to help promote the passage of the pending coinage bill." This proof example shows the typical satiny luster but with above-average sharpness on the eagle's feathers and the wreath. Tan-gold surfaces have only light handling marks that limit the grade.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 47058, Base PCGS# 2037)

    Weight: 4.70 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel

    View Certification Details from PCGS

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 945

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Jun 8, 2017 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 3 days left to consign to the 2021 August 19 - 20 ANA WFOM World Coins Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    You have not just a fine firm but a collection of outstanding individuals whom we consider ourselves privileged to know and now consider friends. From me, and from my heart, I just say thank you for a great job of bringing my collecting life to a gratifying close.
    Eugene G.,
    Lancaster, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search