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 very desirable circulated proof with attractive tan surfaces and solid detail for the grade. A very pleasing and affordable example of this 'key' date.
CAC. A lightly circulated proof that is well detailed with beautiful smooth chocolate brown surfaces. A gem for the grade!
Lovely tan surfaces exhibit solid detail, a clean look, and an even strike. A more desirable business strike example rather than a circulated proof. An always popular and well recognized issue and sure to please.
A fantastic Flying Eagle Cent with incredibly rich blazing mint luster that is as frosty as the day it left the dies. The strike is very sharp on both sides and the surfaces are nearly mark-free. The eye appeal is outstanding!
Strong. 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 particular example.