1855 1C J-173, BN PR (PCGS# 11748)

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

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Lot Description
1855 P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-173, Pollock-198, Low R.7, PR66 Brown NGC. Ex: Simpson. The Flying Eagle cent pattern in large format, featuring a hooked-neck eagle on the obverse and ONE CENT in the center of the reverse surrounded by a small laurel wreath. Struck in bronze with a plain edge. Various metallic compositions were tried for the Flying Eagle cent patterns, and as noted in the USPatterns.com website, "both originals and restrikes are known and are extremely rare showing any red color." This piece has been analyzed by NGC and the results are that it weights 6.3 grams and is composed of 91% copper, 8% tin, and 1% zinc. From The Bob Simpson Collection.
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