Coin Specifications

Category: Flying Eagle Cents (1856-1858)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 100
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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1857 EAGLE 1C PF obverse 1857 EAGLE 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

No record exists of how many proof 1857 Flying Eagle Cents were coined, but the number clearly was small. The figure of 100 included here is merely an estimate and is likely on the high side. This is the second rarest proof issue in the entire small cent series, only the 1864 L variety being more rare.

For the fortunate few who are able to obtain an example, the typical 1857 proof is quite well made and displays very brilliant fields. Unlike currency pieces of this date, the strike is absolutely complete. All proofs are of the Type of 1857, while currency pieces are rarely found with the transitional Type of 1856 obverse.

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1857 EAGLE 1C PF
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$ - - - - - 4700 5000 6400 10500 18000 32500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 33
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65


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3/20/2003 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 5108 $19,550.00
9/9/2004 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355, 355/Lot# 5133 $25,300.00
11/4/2004 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 5155 $10,062.50
9/9/2009 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 85 $16,100.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7232 $8,050.00
3/4/2013 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 3420, 3420/Lot# 1060 $10,000.00
6/1/2014 PCGS PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 806, 815/Lot# 372 $45,000.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 EAGLE 1C PF
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Base117712981428156817181878196520482639295533593594369740454949602874351010511047164142276325501
12171341147416181771190719922245274430893437362838134346530864978325104191283618530236750
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0000002020244228493224351536623929464756686966921510733146252064600
1857 EAGLE 1C PF Cameo
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Base124713731509165518101976206721542766309435113754386042195115626280381135112378183182525628209
12891418155717061865200620962358287532333592378939794517549768549142116931435820630262400
0000002096235828753233359237893979451754976854914211693143582063000
00000021252562298433723673382440994816587974461024612035163382294300
1857 EAGLE 1C PF Ultra Cameo
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 5158
Owner: J.C.F.
 
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