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 lightly circulated proof that is well detailed with beautiful smooth chocolate brown surfaces. A gem for the grade!
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!
Very well struck with a fair amount of red blending with attractive brown surfaces.
Well struck with crisp mint luster and outstanding color and surfaces.
CAC. Well struck and lustrous with wood-grain red surfaces. There are virtually no marks and the eye appeal is excellent on this beautiful, conservatively graded Flying Eagle!
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.
Well struck with pleasing luster and nice original surfaces.
Well detailed with pleasing light copper-nickel surfaces. A difficult overdate for many to identify. A remnant of the 7 is seen beyond the upper right side of the 8.