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1858 1C Large Letters (Proof)

Series: Flying Eagle Cents 1856-1858

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65+

PCGS #:
2042
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.70 grams
Mintage:
80
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 75 R-8.2 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 2 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 2 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 1 / 2 1 / 2
Survival Estimate
All Grades 75
60 or Better 75
65 or Better 8
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 2 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 2 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 2
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 2 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 2 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 2

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65+ PCGS grade PR65+ PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade PR65 PCGS grade

Philip Winston Pillsbury Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:5003, $25,876

2 PR65 PCGS grade PCGS #2042 (PR)     65
2 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
PR65+ PCGS grade #1 PR65+ PCGS grade
PR65 PCGS grade #2 PR65 PCGS grade
PR65 PCGS grade #2 PR65 PCGS grade

Philip Winston Pillsbury Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:5003, $25,876

PCGS #2042 (PR)     65 #2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

This is the lowest mintage Proof Flying Eagle cent. It is much scarcer than the more widely recognized1856 Proof cent. With a mintage of about 100 pieces, the 1858 Large Letters Proof Flying Eagle Cent is considered a truly scarce coin. Despite having a very small mintage, far fewer are known to exist. As of 2011, possibly less than 50 examples survive in all grades combined.