Coin Specifications

Category: Flying Eagle Cents (1856-1858)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-85
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 4.67 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS obverse 1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The first emission of cents for 1858 featured obverse dies taken from the hub Type of 1857 having Large Letters. This variety is easily recognized by the fact that letters AM of AMERICA touch at their bases.

There is not much distinction in availability between this variety and that having Small Letters. Values and populations are fairly similar, and both varieties are readily obtainable.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/15/2014

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1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 27.75 38.50 45.00 67.50 145 145 230 235 300 360 400 475 675 1125 1875 4400 15000 50000 - - -
$ 155 250 250 320 390 440 520 750 1250 2500 6250 19000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1627
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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7/29/2014 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131430/Lot# 28009
7/29/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131430/Lot# 28374
8/9/2014 VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7083
8/9/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3104


Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 81 $1,437.50
8/5/2007 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2403, 2403/Lot# 1008 $179.20
2/19/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA US Coin Final Session #461, 461/Lot# 7081 $747.50
6/17/2010 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1014 $891.25
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(1), 1158/Lot# 3084 $4,600.00
7/8/2012 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 54378 $3,520.00
9/29/2013 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 771, 780/Lot# 210 $40.00
12/8/2013 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131351/Lot# 24461 $76.00
6/1/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131423/Lot# 24573 $103.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10212315517125555159767476482091810101138134516972240329854179348101171510517135
1091331601993535666227047828529481052120714621878259240046727960411779157810
000000622704782852948105212071462187825924004672796041177900
000000648734801885979109512761579205929454710803798601344200
1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115135171183272597642106682087497710661206142117992352344856339671104601556517640
121147175212380612783106683890810061112127715471983271741766979993412161162560
00000078310668389081006111212771547198327174176697999341216100
000000924106685694210361159134916732167308249048325101971386300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5417
Owner: Trip Lynch
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2240
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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