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
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1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C PF obverse 1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1858 was the first year in which the U. S. Mint publicly advertised its sales of proof coins, though experienced numismatists had known of them for several years. The figure of 200 1858 proof cents coined is merely an estimate, and the exact figure will never be known.

This is a rare issue given the great popularity of small cent collecting. The Large Letters proofs appear to be somewhat more rare than the Small Letters variety, and indeed, only a single die pair is known. Unlike the currency pieces, which typically are weakly struck at head and tail, these proofs are needle-sharp and have very reflective fields.

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1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 35
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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7/20/2004 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320, 320/Lot# 5119 $18,975.00
8/11/2011 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7026 $14,375.00
11/7/2011 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1161/Lot# 3044 $17,250.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3014 $8,084.50
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13116 $28,200.00
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4127 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C PF
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Base11771298142815681718187819652048258428753250347035563817464657476967923410226148222024422758
1217134114741618177119071992222626813000332334983643409350136153772295641175816629210820
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1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C PF Cameo
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Base12471373150916551810197620672154270830103398362637153984483959737227955410571152762081623381
1289141815571706186520062096233828083139347436553804426952176391800298931213917122216710
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0000002125252329093268355036853894455455956809877810232137071896900
1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C PF Ultra Cameo
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