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    1856 Snow-9 Flying Eagle Cent
    Proof, AU Sharpness

    1856 1C Snow-9 -- Altered Surfaces -- PCGS Genuine. Proof, AU Details. Few coin issues are as historic as the 1856 Flying Eagle cent. It was the first small cent date, and remains the rarest date of the denomination. Its remarkable popularity spurred the numismatic hobby in the United States, as it was considered requisite for every advanced collection. The Snow-9 proofs are restrikes, made circa-1859 to meet the burgeoning demand for examples. The date placement differs from Snow-3, among other small distinctions. This sharply struck specimen has a minor retained lamination east of the T in CENT and a flan flaw between the ED in UNITED. No wear is readily evident across lightly granular chestnut-brown and lilac surfaces.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    23rd-25th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 22
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