Flying Eagle Cents were struck in Philadelphia from 1856 to 1858. 1856 dated coins were patterns issued to show Congress what the new small cents would look like.
It is estimated that 1500 to 2500 pieces were issued in 1856, most being proof examples. The Flying Eagle Cent series also has an overdate, 1858/7, and two letter variations for the 1858 dated Flying Eagle Cent.
Lively surfaces capture a blend of light copper-nickel tan with strands of orange, ruby, and sea-green tint. A sharp and distinct strike further bolsters eye appeal. A classic and desirable rarity.
Lustrous light tan surfaces.
Well struck with crisp copper-nickel tan luster.
CAC. Sharply struck and free of significant marks or spots. The surfaces show vivid light copper-nickel tan luster. Very strong eye appeal!
CAC. S-9. An intriguing variety with a muled die-clash between the 1857 obverse die and the obverse die of a Seated Liberty Half Dollar. This is an exceptional example and tied for the finest graded at PCGS. The surfaces are free of significant marks and display blazing copper-nickel brilliant luster. The strike is very sharp and the eye appeal is outstanding.
Lustrous warm tan surfaces display bursts of mint 'bloom' and an excellent strike.
Strong. Attractive light copper-nickel tan surfaces with a solid strike. Remnants of the 7, the obverse die chip and the broken wing tip are all clearly visible. The only overdate in the series and quite popular.