1858/7 1C Strong N1 Certification #14613294, PCGS #2022

Owner's Comments

AU55

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!

PCGS #
2022
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
4.70 grams
Mintage
24600000
Metal
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
Pop Higher
201
Pop Lower
0
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 650 R-5.7 2 / 5 2 / 5
All Grades 120 R-7.8 1 / 5 1 / 5
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 1 / 5 1 / 5
65 or Better 650
All Grades 120
60 or Better 7
65 or Better R-5.7
All Grades R-7.8
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better 2 / 5
All Grades 1 / 5
60 or Better 1 / 5
65 or Better 2 / 5
All Grades 1 / 5
60 or Better 1 / 5

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade 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
MS65 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