This is a 1856 FLYING EAGLE CENT, SNOW 6 or SNOW 9 (?), PCGS PR-50; AN ICONIC RARITY! When we first tendered an offer on this 56 flyer, we knew that the opportunity existed that it could be better marriage. It had been hiding out in old-time collection and had never been attributed. Out of the gate, we suspected this to be from the S-6 marriage. Similar to the more common S-9, but unlike the S-9, S-6 does not show any evidence of the heavy die line extending from the rim to the top of the I in United. The S-6 also shows slight recutting on the 1 and 6, all consistent with the present example. This obverse shows repunching under the left side of the flag of the 1 and inside the upper loop of the 6. Compare the S-9’s diagnostic die line at the I in UNITED which is completely missing here. With all of that said, our attribution has been still called into question, so to err on the side of caution, we will relist the coin as an S-9. Since the potentially scarcer die marriage was never really factored into the asking price, this should be a non-factor. This example of America’s first small cent is light tan, evidencing only the lightest circulation. There are virtually no traces of the original proof surfaces, indicating that it was not struck from polished dies, more commonly found on some of the other die marriages. For either the collector of 1856 Flying Eagle Cents by die marriage, or a type/date collector who desires an example of this iconic rarity, here is your opportunity. Our commitment is to provide you with quality coins and collectibles at the best possible prices. This piece is no exception. Please note, the coin and collectibles markets do fluctuate, and prices occasionally will change. In this rare circumstance, we will contact you first to verify your order.