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.
CAC. A choice example of this classic rarity. The strike is needle-sharp and the surfaces are attractive and clean with an evenly blended reddish brown color. The eye appeal is outstanding!
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.
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. Beautiful lustrous copper-nickel tan surfaces that are devoid of significant marks and spots. The strike is sharp and the eye appeal is outstanding.
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.
A solid strike with pleasing original golden-tan luster.
Lustrous warm tan surfaces display bursts of mint 'bloom' and an excellent strike.
A beautiful example of this rare over-date with lustrous copper-nickel tan surfaces that are attractive and clean. The strike is solid which is unusual as many of the mint state survivors we've seen suffer from a weak strike. The remnants of the 7 (above and left of the 8) and a triangular die mark well above the first 8 are the diagnostic features of this coin. They are as strong as we've ever seen on this example.