Some edge bumps and mild pitting. Medium brown with a slightly brighter color by the date due to a light wipe, probably from an attempt to see the date better. The full legend, denomination and wreath are visible on the reverse. The full portrait and LIBERTY is also visible. The date is partially visible.
A very popular one-year type. Although well-worn, the date is bold and the portrait is fully outlines. Only the base of LIBERTY is visible.The reverse shows a partial eagle and only a few letters of AMERICA. The holder says it is improperly cleaned, but it does not have any obvious evidence of this.
20% RED. Well struck with no weakness on the rim and denticles. Widely accepted to be the second finest example. Ex: Naftzger and labeled as such on the holder. The coin shows die file marks by star 13, which is not found on other examples seen. It is as an early die state piece due to this. This is a popular Red Book variety.
Prototype alloy test for the 1856 Flying Eagle cent. Bright with very good mirrors. Well struck with a nearly full coronet. Rims indistinct as always. This is due to the mint using type 1 planchets. This is important as it is one of the finest known examples. As nice as the Missouri cabinet example which sold for $14,000. 50 examples were struck and most...
A very popular variety with clash marks on the reverse from the obverse of an Indian Cent. The outline of the portrait is shallow but visible. Looks original with a trace of red. I grade it AU-50. There is a corrosion area on the reverse at 7:00.