1858 P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-206, Pollock-242, R.5, PR65 NGC. Design. The small Flying Eagle obverse has UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and the date below, combined with the agricultural wreath reverse, featuring corn, wheat, cotton, and tobacco, enclosing ONE CENT. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. Commentary. Perhaps 40 to 50 examples of this pattern variety are known in copper-nickel, and these pieces were part of 12-coin sets of Flying Eagle patterns. Some specialists attribute the design to Anthony Paquet. Physical Description. Light tan surfaces exhibit reflective fields with splashes of rich gold toning. A bold strike is evident on both sides. The surfaces show scattered toning flecks with few other blemishes. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.
From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3920, realized $4700.00. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
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