Coin Specifications

Category: Flying Eagle Cents (1856-1858)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 24,600,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 4.6700g
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: 9/21/2020

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1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 40.00 50.00 100.00 175 225 280 340 425 475 575 700 1150 1650 3750 7500 47500 - - -
$ - - 300 365 450 - 625 825 1325 2750 5000 23500 - -
1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3500 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2129
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13326884479123140484688102755152164366140201---2128
-----------------1----1
--------------2121-----15
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Total13326884479123140484688102755152166378141211---2144
 1%1%3%4%22%6%7%2%2%4%5%0%3%7%8%18%7%1%0%--- 
1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115135171183272597642106682087497710661206142117992352344856339671104601556517640
121147175212380612783106683890810061112127715471983271741766979993412161162560
00000078310668389081006111212771547198327174176697999341216100
000000924106685694210361159134916732167308249048325101971386300
1858 LARGE LETTERS 1C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10212315517125555159767476482091810101138134516972240329854179348101171510517135
1091331601993535666227047828529481052120714621878259240046727960411779157810
000000622704782852948105212071462187825924004672796041177900
000000648734801885979109512761579205929454710803798601344200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5417
Owner: Joseph Au-Franz
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 5417
Owner: Trip Lynch
 
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