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 circulated proof example of this classic rarity with very attractive light brown surfaces.
A beautiful example of this classic rarity. The strike is very sharp and the reflective surfaces are very clean with a touch of copper-nickel 'red' blending nicely with soft brown.
Very attractive with choice problem-free surfaces that are light brown and nicely reflective with blue, lavender and faded orange-red hues. Outstanding for the grade with no significant abrasions.
Well struck with nice original copper-tan surfaces.
Sharply struck with silky smooth surfaces and rich copper-nickel 'red' mint luster.
CAC. Well struck with vibrant copper-nickel, reddish-tan luster and beautiful surfaces that are devoid of significant marks and spots.