1856 1c Fly.Eagle NGC Proof 65 (Snow-3 Mint State 65; ex:Mintz)
Closed On: Monday, February 18, 2008 3:27 PM.
DLRC #: 234156 // PCGS #: 2037
One the finest examples graded of this famous rarity. The 1856 Flyer in gem Proof boasts beautiful, pristine fields with moderate mirrored surfaces with various hints of red and blue toning mixed throughout the even chocolate coloring. The coin is accompanied by an Eagle Eye Attribution card which certifies the die variety as Snow-3 (Mint State). According to Rick Snow, noted expert on this series, the S-3 is considered one of the three "original striking" dies, along with the S-1 and S-5. He notes that the majority of proofs are the S-9 die pair, which were struck later for sale to the burgeoning collector market. Even though NGC does not recognize the Mint State designation for 1856 flying eagle, Mr. Snow and others do, making this a great rarity of utmost importance. Between the S-3 and S-9 varieties, Snow estimates that the S-3 is 3-4 times rarer than the S-9 and possible just 20 coins exist in gem condition. This web page offers more information.
|Title||Price Realized||Date Sold|
|1856 Flying Eagle 1c PCGS/CAC Proof 65 (Eagle Eye Photo Seal)||$31,000.00||02/05/2018|
|1856 1c Flying Eagle NGC Proof 65||$21,000.00||05/19/2008|
|1856 Flying Eagle 1c NGC Proof 64||$15,750.00||01/09/2017|
|1856 1c PCGS Proof 64+ (Flying Eagle) * Color *||$17,000.00||03/15/2012|
|1856 1c Flying Eagle PCGS Proof 64||$17,000.00||08/23/2007|