1858 Pattern Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-193, Pollock-236. R.5, Proof 65 PCGS
The obverse design is the same as was used to strike regular issue 1858 Flying Eagle cents of the Small Letters hub variety. The reverse exhibits the denomination ONE CENT surrounded by an oak wreath with a broad ornamental shield at the top. A cluster of three arrows is bound at the base of the wreath. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. Carefully preserved since the time of issue with just a hint of carbon on the reflective mirror surfaces, and the strike is absolute and sharp, with a high wire rim on the obverse and reverse. (PCGS 11844).