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.
A pleasing lightly circulated Proof with strong detail and problem-free light brown surfaces.
CAC. A dramatic proof with flashy copper-nickel reddish mirrored surfaces and a razor sharp strike. In a first generation PCGS holder with CAC approval!
CAC. An attractive circulated proof with solid detail for the grade and nice medium brown surfaces.
Well struck with crisp copper-nickel tan luster.
Well struck with nice original copper-tan surfaces.
Well struck with vibrant mint luster and attractive original copper-nickel tan surfaces.
This variety can be identified by a dot in the field midway between the first 8 and the eagle. PCGS has noted "Strong" on the holder as this is the more desirable die state where the faint flag of the 7 shows above and right of the second 8. This is an attractive example with a solid strike and problem-free light copper-nickel brown surfaces.