Click to enlargeJ179/P207

The first of the flying eagle cent patterns. This is the popular design without date or legend. The reverse is Breen's reverse "D".

Examples were struck in the following combinations:

Copper-nickel J178/P206 with only 3 or 4 known.

Copper J179/P207 with over a dozen known.

Nickel P208. This is unconfirmed. Pollock lists the example as Woodside, but lot 70 was actually J219/P209. Judd dismissed this as an example of J178/P206.

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Photo courtesy of Early American Auctions.