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Category: Patterns & Trial Coins (1792-1863)
Mint: Philadelphia
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(1856) J-179 1C PF obverse (1856) J-179 1C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Judd-179, Pollock-207, Low R.7.

Design. The design is the regular Flying Eagle cent motif on the obverse and the Agricultural Wreath reverse from 1857-58, but there is no date or other legends, save for the denomination ONE CENT in the center reverse. Struck in copper with a plain edge.

Commentary. Pollock notes that the obverse eagle is a "direct copy of the eagle featured on the Gobrecht dollars dated 1836 to 1839." This pattern could just as easily be called a "Gobrecht cent," crediting the obverse's original designer, Christian Gobrecht, rather than merely describing the design. Examples were struck in both copper and copper-nickel, with the latter somewhat rarer--but both are rare. The dated Judd-180 is the R.1 1856 Flying Eagle cent pattern, a high-mintage production (for a pattern, at least) that is collected alongside the regular-issue series. USPatterns.com reports more than a dozen are known of this copper undated variety.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2
Low Grade: 65
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/31/2020 (1856) 1C J-179 PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------11----2
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(1856) 1C J-179 PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
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