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Lot 2288

1858 Pattern Cent. Copper-nickel, plain edge. NGC graded Proof 65. Pop 5; none higher. Precursor to the now-famous flying eagle cents of 1856-58, this small eagle Pattern comes from the talented brain of the mint's chief engraver at the time (1844-69) James B. Longacre who had a long if sometimes stormy career at the federal mint. Most of these are seen on the standard 72-grain, 88% copper and 12% nickel "white cent" planchets of the period. Notice the crisp detail and broad square rims of the well made Proof (PCGS # 11869) .
Estimated Value $4,500 - 5,000.

Realized $4,600

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