An extremely popular issue, it gets its name from the 94 tiny stars around the border of the reverse die. As is typical for the date, the reverse is of a much lower grade than the obverse but the obverse is so nice that it carries the piece to a VG8.
Gorgeous remaining red tints in the obverse fields with bright golden red reverse surfaces. One of the finest in existence for this key date in the middle Large Cent years, a few scattered spots account for the color designation, but we have seen darker, less attractive pieces designated as "Red" in recent years. Tied with 2 other pieces at PCGS as the finest graded.
Original and flashy proof with an Eagle Eye Seal of Approval. A rare and underrated proof issue of just 200 coins that is vastly undervalued in comparison to the key 1856 proof cent.
Mintage of 3,942 coins struck in proof format. The color on this proof is outstanding. It's overall chocolate brown intermixed with shades of gold, magenta and violet. The flashy luster really makes the coin "Pop" in your hand. A real beauty. CAC approved for quality and eye appeal.