1858 1C J-202 PR (PCGS# 11867)
The November 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 4678
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A small eagle flies to the left in the obverse field, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the border and the date 1858 below. The reverse exhibits a laurel wreath surrounding the denomination ONE CENT; there are clusters of five leaves in the wreath. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge.<br /> Originally toned in sandy-tan patina, this sharply struck example reveals no sizeable blemishes, just tiny carbon flecks to limit the grade.