VarietyPlus » Flying Eagle Cents (1856-1858) » 1857 EAGLE 1C CLASHED WITH 25C


Variety Diagnostics

This muled clash die is between the Flying Eagle reverse and the die of a Seated Liberty Quarter Reverse. Almost a full eagle clashing can be seen above and through ONE.


A clash die occurs when two dies strike each other without a planchet between them. The design transfers between the two dies and future coins struck by that die or die set will have the resulting clashed die details. Muled clashes shouldn’t occur in normal production. A mule is when two different dies not used for normal production are used together to result in a piece that was not authorized. This can occur accidentally or from intent. In 1857 there are four known coins with muled clashes. It is likely that this was not done accidentally, especially since no known mules are recorded to date. Regardless the muled clashed dies of 1857 are all highly collectable and highly desired. This clashed die is much desired and currently scarce. In lower grades the variety may not be visible. Tilting the coin may sometimes be necessary to see this variety. A 1857 Quarter reverse has a muled clash with a Flying Eagle Cent reverse. It is very likely that these two dies were clashed together then put into regular coin production.

VarietyPlus Cross Reference

Fivaz-Stanton (NEW)FS-901
Fivaz-Stanton (OLD)FS-005

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Flying Eagle Cents 1856-1858 1C CLASHED WITH 25C

Flying Eagle Cents 1856-1858 1C CLASHED WITH 25C

Flying Eagle Cents 1856-1858 1C CLASHED WITH 25C