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Coins Certified as of 12/2

My Coin #03796141

1858/7 1C Strong MS63

CERTIFICATION#: 03796141
PCGS#: 2022

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1858/7 Flying Eagle Cent is the only overdate in this short-lived series; hence, it garners a lot of attention.  The overdate is very subtle and can be overlooked easily, especially since the undertype begins to disappear on later die states.  Look for the right tip of a 7 on the right side of the top of the second 8.  Another identifier is a small, raised chip in the obverse field midway between the date and the eagle's underbelly.  Finally, look for a broken wingtip just below the F in OF.

The Condition Census (Top Ten) for the 1858/7 Flying Eagle Cent consists of five MS-65s and five MS-64s (according to the PCGS Population Report as of Novermber 2011).  Collectors recognize the 1858/7 Cent as a scarce variety, but the Population Report shows how rare it actually is.  Less than 6% of all the 1858 Flying Eagle Cents turned out to be the overdate.  Based on that comparison alone, the 1858/7 should be worth more than 16 times the value of a regular 1858 Cent!

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 24,600,000 Weight: 4.70 grams Metal Content: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 650 R-5.7 2 / 5 2 / 5
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 1 / 5 1 / 5
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 1 / 5 1 / 5

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4124, $70,500

1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade