Click to enlargeJ165/P190

Longacre's flying eagle design. This was apparently copied from Christian Gobrecht's dollar and half dollar patterns in the late 1830s. This is one of the first attempts to create a smaller copper cent.

This obverse was combined with 3 different reverse designs. On this one, there are four leaves beneath the "E" in "States" as used on 1855 patterns. This reverse was also used on J167-J171/P193-P197.

To see all 3 reverses side by side, click here.

These were struck in copper or bronze and is much rarer than the J163/189. Judd says that these are restrikes.

This image is a composite. Photos used courtesy of PCGS.