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1857 Flying Eagle cent. J-187. P-223. S-PT1a. R8. PR63BN PCGS (PS), 1st. Gen Holder. Gem Proof (11:

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1857 Flying Eagle cent. J-187. P-223. S-PT1a. R8. PR63BN PCGS (PS), 1st. Gen Holder. Gem Proof (11:
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1857 Flying Eagle cent. J-187. P-223. S-PT1a. R8. PR63BN PCGS (PS), 1st. Gen Holder. Gem Proof (11: 3,3,4). Copper.
Very rare with only three examples known. One of those is a corroded XF examples in the Smithsonian. The other example known, also a PR63BN graded by PCGS, was last sold in the 2015 FUN sale by Heritage (1/15: 4493). That one had a planchet flaw and was a newly discovered example. This example was last seen in the “Chalkey & Ryer” sale by Superior in 1990 (1/90:2710). Prior to that, the pedigree goes back to 1865 with Woodward’s 6th Semi-Annual sale (3/1865:2943); It was later owned by Lorin Parmelee, being sold by Bangs in 1890 (6/1890:79). It was later sold by Stack’s in 1977 (6/77:349) going into the Lemus collection.
This coin is a dark brown with a slightly lighter brown in the central field areas. There is a high wire edge on the lower-right reverse and corresponding upper-right reverse. This is an ultra-rare example and the finest of only two collectible examples.



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