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1856 Flying Eagle cent, Ornamental shield. J-185. P-221. S-PT1b. R7. PR64BN PCGS (PS), 1st. Gen hold

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1856 Flying Eagle cent, Ornamental shield. J-185. P-221. S-PT1b. R7. PR64BN PCGS (PS), 1st. Gen hold
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1856 Flying Eagle cent, Ornamental shield. J-185. P-221. S-PT1b. R7. PR64BN PCGS (PS), 1st. Gen holder. Choice Proof (11: 3,4,4). Copper.
Only two examples are graded by PCGS – this coin and a PR62BN. No others have been seen lately. Six examples have been traced by Pollock; where the additional four examples are today is unknown. This is a very rare piece and an example has not been seen in auction since 1996, when this example was last seen in Bowers and Merena’s “Set Shababian” auction (3/96:2363).
The coin has a dark brown patina with some lighter brown color in the protected areas. There is a high wire rim on both sides. This delicate edge is knocked inward on the reverse at 5:00. There are no marks to mention and the originality is such that it looks like it was stored in an envelope for 130 years just prior to submitting to PCGS 30 years ago. It remains in the first-generation holder from the beginning of certified grading at PCGS. Interestingly to the die specialist, the reverse die is slightly different from the one used on the previous lot, J-184. The difference is notable in the amulets in the shield and the base of the wreath.


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