1855 1C J-168 Original, BN PR (PCGS# 11720)
The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction
Lot Number: 9006
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1855 Pattern Flying Eagle Cent. Judd-168, Pollock-193. Rarity-4. Proof-62 BN (NGC). Copper. Plain edge. Distinctive flying eagle left in a circle of stars, date below. Reverse, denomination at center, wreath and legends around. Deep brown surfaces with lovely original toning accents of mottled pale blue. Sharply struck. A small dark spot is seen off the eagle's wings. A striking type, and among the writer's favorite obverse.