1856 PATTERN CENT
Adams-Woodin ? = Judd 184 = Pollock 220
Metal content: Copper-Nickel
Images courtesy of Superior
NGC Proof-62 (illustrated
above). Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3,
2000, Lot 4406, where it was described as follows: "Judd-184,
Pollock-220. Copper-nickel. Plain Edge. The die similar to that used
on the famed 1856 FE rarities, but combined with one of the
handsomer Pattern small cent reverses. This has the denomination ONE
CENT within an oak wreath surmounted by an ornate Union shield.
Patterns using this reverse were made again in 1858, but when the
mint adopted the wreath-with-shield type in 1860 for the Indian
cent, the shield used had straight sides and a plainer appearance.
All 1856 Patterns for the Flying Eagle cent are very rare."