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    1856 Flying Eagle Cent, PR65
    Famous Low-Mintage Rarity

    1856 1C Snow-9 PR65 NGC. Rich gunmetal-blue toning dominates this fully struck and coruscating Gem, although areas of orange-red linger in design recesses. Contact is minimal and the eye appeal is exemplary. The Snow-9 proofs were coined during the late 1850s, an era of extensive restrike activity at the Philadelphia Mint. The numismatic hobby was booming in popularity, and every new collector wanted an 1856 Flying Eagle cent, the rarest date of the small cent series. For a year of two, the Mint complied with demand, and also restruck backdated proof half cents and Seated dollars, along with 1804 dollars and miscellaneous patterns.

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

    Weight: 4.70 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel


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    Apr-May, 2016
    27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
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