Lot #16. 1856 Flying Eagle Cent. Snow-9. Proof-65 (NGC).
The September 2008 Beverly Hills Rarities Sale - 9/13/2008
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This is a fully struck example with pinpoint definition that extends right down to the end of the eagle's tailfeathers at the right-obverse border. The eagle's head is also fully defined--meaning that the obverse impression is free of the unevenness that is sometimes seen on 1856 Flying Eagle Cents, even proof strikings of the Snow-9 die pair. The reverse is equally praiseworthy from the standpoint of striking quality, and both sides also possess beautiful color in a rich, even, orange-brown shade. A virtually blemish-free Gem that belongs in the finest numismatic holding.