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!
Pleasing lustrous surfaces with very few abrasions. Slight strike weakness on the reverse prevents a higher grade.
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 softness at the tip of the eagle's tail feathers. A beautiful 'Flyer' with outstanding eye appeal.
CAC. Incredibly flashy blazing mint luster and a very sharp strike. For pure visual enjoyment; we'd put this Flyer up against coins that grade a point or two higher!