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1854 Large Flying Eagle cent. J-164. P-189. S-PT3. Rarity 5. PR64BN PCGS (PS) OGH. Choice Proof (13

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1854 Large Flying Eagle cent. J-164. P-189. S-PT3. Rarity 5. PR64BN PCGS (PS) OGH.  Choice Proof (13
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1854 Large Flying Eagle cent. J-164. P-189. S-PT3. Rarity 5. PR64BN PCGS (PS) OGH. Choice Proof (13: 4,4,4) BN. Bronze. Two leaves under E in STATES.
Labeled ORG (for Original) on the holder, but there is little evidence that there was any restriking of this issue. The fields are very clean of any marks and the mirrors are good. There are numerous die polishing lines on both sides indicative of the first use of these dies. These generally run from 11:00 to 5:00 on both the obverse and reverse dies and are not a grading factor. A few horizontal hairlines by the date are the only grade-limiting issues.
Roughly 100 pieces were struck in both copper and bronze. It is difficult without an X-Ray diffraction test to tell which is which. The attribution on the holder assumes it is bronze and it likely is. Of the 100 minted only about 20 have been found to be copper. Most of the bronze examples show double striking from rusted dies. This indicates two striking periods in the same calendar year. Early die state examples such as this are very scarce, with an estimated total of 20 examples struck in both copper and bronze.
This is a beautiful example with an attractive even coloration. Many of this issue is found with streaky alloy planchets and subdued mirrors. This is an exceptional piece in this regard. This is a very popular issue and should attract very intense bidding.


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