1857 Flying Eagle Cent (NGC XF 45)

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1857 Flying Eagle Cent (NGC XF 45)

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Auction Date:2018 Dec 27 @ 20:00 (UTC-7 : PDT/MST)
Location:2320 W Peoria Ave Suite B142, Phoenix, Arizona, 85029, United States
Grade: NGC Extremely Fine 45

Denomination: One Cent

Type: Flying Eagle Cent (1856 - 1858)

Variety: Flying Eagle Cent (1856 - 1858)

Year: 1857

Designer: James B. Longacre

Weight: 4.70 grams

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters

Composition: 88% copper, 12% nickel

Edge: Plain

The Flying Eagle cent is a one-cent piece struck by the Mint of the United States as a pattern coin in 1856, and for circulation in 1857 and 1858. The coin was designed by Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre, with the eagle in flight based on the work of Longacre's predecessor, Christian Gobrecht

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