1856 1c Fly.Eagle NGC Proof 65 (Snow-3 Mint State 65; ex:Mintz)

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Item sold in auction: Monday - Internet Auction # 220.
Closed On: Monday, February 18, 2008 3:27 PM.
For: $30,475.

1856 1c Fly.Eagle NGC Proof 65 (Snow-3 Mint State 65; ex:Mintz)

DLRC #: 234156 // PCGS #: 2037

One the finest examples graded of this famous rarity. The 1856 Flyer in gem Proof boasts beautiful, pristine fields with moderate mirrored surfaces with various hints of red and blue toning mixed throughout the even chocolate coloring. The coin is accompanied by an Eagle Eye Attribution card which certifies the die variety as Snow-3 (Mint State). According to Rick Snow, noted expert on this series, the S-3 is considered one of the three "original striking" dies, along with the S-1 and S-5. He notes that the majority of proofs are the S-9 die pair, which were struck later for sale to the burgeoning collector market. Even though NGC does not recognize the Mint State designation for 1856 flying eagle, Mr. Snow and others do, making this a great rarity of utmost importance. Between the S-3 and S-9 varieties, Snow estimates that the S-3 is 3-4 times rarer than the S-9 and possible just 20 coins exist in gem condition. This web page offers more information.

  • Category Small Cents
  • Series Flying Eagle Cents (Proof)
  • Type Flying Eagle
  • Years for Type 1856-1858
  • Strike Proof
  • Denomination Cent
  • Mint Location Philadelphia
  • Designer James B. Longacre
  • Composition 0.880 Copper; 0.120 Nickel
  • Weight 4.67g
  • Edge Type Plain
  • Mintage 2000
Title Price Realized Date Sold
1856 Flying Eagle 1c PCGS/CAC Proof 65 (Eagle Eye Photo Seal) $31,000.00 02/05/2018
1856 1c Flying Eagle NGC Proof 65 $21,000.00 05/19/2008
1856 Flying Eagle 1c NGC Proof 64 $15,750.00 01/09/2017
1856 1c PCGS Proof 64+ (Flying Eagle) * Color * $17,000.00 03/15/2012
1856 1c Flying Eagle PCGS Proof 64 $17,000.00 08/23/2007