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1858 1C Large Letters (Regular Strike)

Series: Flying Eagle Cents 1856-1858

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

OBVERSE COMPARISON

OBVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
2019
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.70 grams
Mintage:
24,600,000
Metal:
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 8,000 R-3.4 4 / 5 4 / 5
60 or Better 2,250 R-4.5 4 / 5 4 / 5
65 or Better 275 R-6.5 4 / 5 4 / 5
Survival Estimate
All Grades 8,000
60 or Better 2,250
65 or Better 275
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.4
60 or Better R-4.5
65 or Better R-6.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 5
60 or Better 4 / 5
65 or Better 4 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 5
60 or Better 4 / 5
65 or Better 4 / 5

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Foreside Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Wright Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection

4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3014, $20,563.68 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:14, $24,675

4 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Foreside Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Wright Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection

#4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3014, $20,563.68 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:14, $24,675

#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The popularity of the 1857 Flying Eagle Cent proved conclusively the concept of the Small Cent. After 1857, the Large Cent was discontinued and the Mint turned out Small Cents in record numbers in 1858, this time topping 24 million coins. Three major varieties appear on 1858 Small Cents: Small Letters, Large Letters, and 1858 over 7. On the Small Letters variety, the A and M of AMERICA are completely separated; on the Large Letters variety, the A and M are connected at their bases.

Based on the PCGS Population Report, the Large Letters variety appears to be the most common (the Small Letters has a population that is 58% lower than that of the Large Letters). In Mint State, the most frequently-seen grade is MS-64, followed by MS-63. The finest Large Letters 1858 Flying Eagle Cent certified by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Regency XIII Preview | Legend Rare Coin Auctions | September 3, 2015

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