Lot #17. 1857 Flying Eagle Cent--Struck on a Thin Planchet--MS-63 (PCGS).
The 2009 ANA National Money Show Auction - 3/12/2009
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69 grains. There was insufficient metal in the planchet to fill the deepest recesses of the dies, resulting in a virtual absence of definition along the lower-left obverse and upper-left reverse peripheries. A loupe, however, does reveal the faint outlines of a digit 7, thus confirming the date of this piece as 1857. The other areas of the coin are boldly defined, and pleasing orange-brown color is seen throughout.