1858/7 1C Strong (Regular Strike)

Series: Flying Eagle Cents 1856-1858

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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OVERDATE DETAIL

OVERDATE DETAIL

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
2022
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.70 grams
Mintage:
24,600,000
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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 120
65 or Better 7
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-7.8
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 5
60 or Better 1 / 5
65 or Better 1 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 5
60 or Better 1 / 5
65 or Better 1 / 5

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image 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
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #2022 (MS)     64
8 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
#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
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #2022 (MS)     64 #8 MS64 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
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!