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    1856 Flying Eagle Cent, PR64
    The Usual Snow-9 Die Marriage

    1856 1C Snow-9 PR64 PCGS. CAC. Technically considered a pattern, the 1856 Flying Eagle cents had a dual role of demonstrating the appearance of the new small cents to Congress, and of providing Mint workmen the opportunity to produce coinage from the copper-nickel alloy. Although much of the composition was copper, the presence of just 12% nickel presented difficulties for the Mint's employees, such as James Noble, who worked at the Mint per the 1856 Philadelphia directory. This Choice proof is housed in an older generation (3.0) green-label PCGS holder and exhibits satiny brownish-tan luster with iridescent hints along the left reverse border.

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

    Weight: 4.70 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel


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

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    February, 2020
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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