Breathe some rare air with this prestigious 1858 Flying Eagle 1 cent proof coin.
Encapsulated and graded PR64 by leading grading service PCGS this truly scarce specimen was minted in an extremely low quantity of approximately one hundred pieces. Other vital statistics are an estimated survival rate of seventy-five pieces in all grades, with forty at this level and only seven better, flip notations are “J-206” and “11877.64/2620624”. This dazzling coin is an exceptional representative of the short-lived Flying Eagle cent which was the first “small cent” type, issued by the U.S. Mint during the period of 1856-58. Clearly separated “A and M” letters of the word “America” on the obverse characterize the offered coin as a “small letters” variety, one of two major 1858 varieties with the other known as the “large letters” variety, distinguishable by the letters “A and M” connecting. Displaying attractive luster, bright copper coloring, well defined Eagle feathers and bold details typical of the proof-strike process, this amazing coin is a collectible gem.