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    1856 Flying Eagle Cent, PR63
    Snow-9, In-Demand First-Year Key

    1856 1C Snow-9 PR63 NGC. The estimated mintage for this most collectible 1856 Flying Eagle cent proof variety is 1,500 pieces, of which about 20% survive in circulated condition. Most others, like this one, are found in lower proof grades. The suggested striking period for Snow-9 proofs is late 1857 until about 1860. Demand from collectors of the period was much higher than the initial production of first-year patterns could satisfy, requiring the Mint to issue restrikes. Demand for this key issue remains high to this day.

    The present Select representative is typically non-mirrored and satiny, but the squared-off rims and pinpoint strike are unmistakable proof characteristics. Bronze-gold surfaces are deeper in color on the reverse with iridescent accents on the obverse.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 147890, Base PCGS# 2037)

    Weight: 4.70 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel


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