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1858 Flying Eagle Cents by Variety | Flying Eagle Cents by Date | Small Cents by Type


1858/7 ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2022

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: Unknown
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre (using Christian Gobrecht's eagle design)

Diameter: ±19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - ±88%
Nickel - ±12% 

Weight: ±72 grains (±4.7 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at Philadelphia)

Notes:
The finest 1858/7 Cents graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65's.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, 05/2003:2007, $17,250.00  

NGC MS-64.  Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale" 01/2003:29, $11,500.00

NGC MS-62.  American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003, Lot 150, "1858/7 Overdate, Large Letters, Doubled Die Obverse, High Leaves, Snow-7, FS1-006.1, 7-O-II, Rarity-7", $4,370.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"Flying Eagle and Indian Cent Varieties" by Larry R. Steve and Kevin J. Flynn

 
 

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