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 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: 4/21/2015

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1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 27.75 38.50 45.00 67.50 145 230 235 300 360 475 675 1125 1875 4400 14500 50000 - - -
$ 155 - 250 320 390 520 800 1250 2500 6250 26750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1734
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/27/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 5140 $5,002.50
8/14/2005 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2078, 2078/Lot# 1013 $7,392.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 923 $5,462.50
8/11/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9120 $575.00
2/16/2014 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 791, 800/Lot# 315 $1,400.00
5/25/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22011 $188.00
7/6/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 205204 $10,782.42
7/11/2014 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5125 $76.38
2/1/2015 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131506/Lot# 23848 $329.00


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: mania
 
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