Rare 1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle Cent NGC Extremely Fine - Improperly Cleaned
Description: A beautiful extremely fine copper-nickel Flying Eagle cent or penny. This is the 1858 issue. It is the small letter variety. The coin itself is better than the photos suggest and shows wear commensurate with its age and use. The coin shows a flying eagle with the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" surrounding it and the date below on the obverse. The reverse shows the denomination spelled out within a wreath. The coin is graded by NGC as Extremely Fine and has the details designation of Improperly Cleaned. Be that as it may, it is still great looking and shows a beautiful design with no detectable problems. The coin comes in a plastic slap. These coins were designed by James Longacre and are becoming difficult to obtain in such a nice grade. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: 4.6 grams of a copper-nickel alloy and is 19 mm in diameter.
References: Page 110 in "2010 US Coin R. S. Yeoman (The Official Red Book), 63rd edition, Kenneth Bressett, editor, Published by Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, GA." Page 61 in "2011 US Coin Digest, David Harper Editor and Henry Miller Market Analyst, 9th Edition, Krause Publication, Iola, WI."
Condition: The coin is graded XF Details by NGC with the detail being improperly cleaned. The coin is truly very nice and has a nice appearance and great eye appeal. These coins are becoming rather difficult to find. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of this coin.
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