Popular issue. We find the small letters variety to be slightly tougher and more desirable than the Large Letters.
Original proof cent with Eagle Eye Seal of Approval. Hard coin to find based on the low mintage and popularity of this first year of issue coin.
A lovely near-gem example of this popular design type. Though technically a pattern issue, these are collected alongside the early small cents. We actually see less examples from 1857 in this condition than we do the more popular 1856. This fresh example displays lustrous, reflective fields with attractive, original surfaces. CAC approved for quality.