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1858 1C Small Letters (Proof)

Series: Flying Eagle Cents 1856-1858

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

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PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
2043
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.70 grams
Mintage:
200
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 80 R-8.2 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 2 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 2 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 2 / 2 2 / 2
Survival Estimate
All Grades 80
60 or Better 80
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 2 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 2 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 2
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 2 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 2 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 2

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
	Foreside Collection

“Foreside” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 PR66 PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection - Prairie Collection 

3 PR65+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:187, $35,250

4 PR65 PCGS grade

“MarkBen” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 PR65 PCGS grade PR65 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2009:2063 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98052, $35,250

4 PR65 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade
 
	Foreside Collection 
#1 PR66 PCGS grade

“Foreside” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 PR66 PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection - Prairie Collection 

#3 PR65+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:187, $35,250

#4 PR65 PCGS grade

“MarkBen” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

PR65 PCGS grade #4 PR65 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2009:2063 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98052, $35,250

#4 PR65 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

A very scarce issue with a mintage of about 100 total coins originally struck. The 1858 Small Letters variety seems to be a bit more available than its Large Letters counterpart. Regardless, it is still a very scarce issue struck in four different known die marriages with approximately 60 total examples surviving for the Small Letters variety.