1858 1C J-193 PR (PCGS# 11844)

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

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Lot Description
1858 P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-193, Pollock-236, R.5, PR65 PCGS. Snow-PT11. The obverse is identical to the regular issue 1858 Small Letters cent. The reverse, while similar to that adopted for the Indian cent in 1860, displays a broad, ornamented shield at the top. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. While a relatively common pattern, this design is popular with collectors and is relatively high-priced for an R.5. This is an exceptionally attractive example that shows strong reflectivity in the fields. Each side is overlaid in appealing shades of lilac-gray and deep rose.
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