1858 1C J-192 PR (PCGS# 11842)
The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1262
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1858 Pattern Flying Eagle Cent. Judd-192, Pollock-235. Rarity-5. Proof-64 (PCGS). The obverse features the same design that the Mint used to strike regular issue 1858 Flying Eagle Cents of the Small Letters hub variety. The reverse exhibits the denomination ONE CENT surrounded by an oak wreath, the base of which is bound with a group of three arrows. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge.<br /> A nicely struck piece with modest, yet appreciable reflective tendencies shining forth from the fields at more direct angles. Full Gem quality were it not for a few trivial carbon flecks scattered about the obverse periphery.