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.
Very attractive with full detail. Cleaned years ago and now toned back to a pleasing light brown with a reddish tint. A coin that has the look of a choice proof!
Sharply detailed with attractive surfaces that show a pleasing blend of light brown and original mint red. Premium quality for the grade with no significant marks or carbon. One of the iconic issues in American numismatics!
CAC approved. Well struck and lustrous with woodgrain red surfaces. There are virtually no marks and the eye appeal is excellent on this seemingly undergraded 'Flyer'!
Beautiful super flashy mint luster. The strike is exceptionally sharp except for a touch of softnes at the tip of the eagle's tail feathers. A beautiful 'Flyer' with outstanding eye appeal.
Well struck with pleasing luster and nice original surfaces.
CAC approved. Absolutely spectacular copper-nickel color and an incredible strike. A tiny planchet void on the reverse is the only flaw we can find on what has to be the finest MS-64 Flying Eagle Cent we've ever seen!