Full strike with outstanding original surfaces with hardly a mark. This is from the original striking period and is correctly attributed by PCGS with the desirable 2013 "MS" coin number. There is a bit of strike-doubling on the date which affirms that this was struck at regular speeds on the regular presses. These were distributed to Congress. Cool!
A very rare 1856 Flying Eagle with the low leaves reverse. Only 20 example are believed to have been struck with only 10 currently traced. The coin is bright with a light golden tone. There are very few marks and the coin is exceptional for the grade. As a type coin, even if you have an 1856, you need this design combination.
Full strike with a beautiful golden tone. Very few marks. This is a very high-end example. In 1856, extra dies were made with the eagle and legend but no date. These dies were then dated 1857. Normal coins for 1857 have a slightly different lettering style.
Here is an incredible example of the rare 1857 Proof. There are only an estimated 50 examples struck and very few can claim to be better. The coin is bright and essentially flawless. It has a cameo contrast although it is not designated as such. My image and the PCGS TrueView are shown.