Obv: 13 peripheral stars surround a long-necked flying eagle, with its head tilted slightly upward, and the date 1855 below. Rev: similar to the later issued Flying Eagle cent reverse, but the wreath is smaller, with ONE CENT in the center and the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery.
This appealing example is generally well struck, save for slight weakness on the eagle's head and some of the obverse stars. A satiny reddish-brown specimen with unabraded surfaces.
NGC Census: 2; 1 finer.