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Flying Eagle Cent obverse
Flying Eagle Cent reverse
 

The Flying Eagle Cent is the first small sized cent coin and issued only for 3 years to replace the costy Large Cents.
In 1856, US Mint issued about 3,000 regular and proof Flying Eagle cents for test, however the coins released to the public somehow and they are very rare.
Along with Susan B Anthony dollar series, Flying Eagle cent is one of the shortest coin series in the US coin history.

Key Date:

 
Flying Eagle Cent Specification
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Composition:
Copper .880 + Nickel 120
Weight:
4.67 g
Diameter:
19 mm
Edge:
Plane
Mintmarks:
None
  (Philadelphia Mint only)
   
1856
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1856
G-4
Sale: $ 6999.00
           
   
Rare
           
1857
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1857
G-4
Sale: $ 29.95
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1857
F-12
Sale: $ 49.95
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1857
VF-30
Sale: $ 89.95
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1857
AU-50
Sale: $ 225.00
   
1858
Small Letter
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1858 /Sm. Letter
G-4
Sale: $ 29.95
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1858 /Sm. Letter
F-12
Sale: $ 49.95
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1858 /Sm. Letter
VF-30
Sale: $ 89.95
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1858 /Sm. Letter
AU-50
Sale: $ 225.00
   
1858
Large Letter
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1858 /Lg. Letter
G-4
Sale: $ 29.95
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1858 /Lg. Letter
F-12
Sale: $ 49.95
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1858 /Lg. Letter
VF-30
Sale: $ 89.95
 
Flying Eagle Cent
1858 /Lg. Letter
AU-50
Sale: $ 225.00
   
             
   
Small Letter
     
Large Letter
   
   
*Please check letter "A" and "M" from AMERICA. If the A and M is jointed(left foot of "A" and right foot of "M"), it is large lettered coin. Small lettered coin has clearly separated A and M.
   
                 
Flying Eagle Cent Collecting Folder & Album
*Since Flying Eagle cent issued for only 3 years, there's no Folder nor Album just for the coins.
They always come with Indian Head Cents.

Littleton Coin Folder for both Flying Eagle Cents and Indian Head Cent.

Item # LCF17

 
Folder
Flying Eagle
1857 - 1858
Sale: $ 4.50
     
Album
Flying Eagle
1857 - 1858
Sale: $ 31.50
 

Dansco Album for for both Flying Eagle Cents and Indian Head Cents

Item # 7101.

   
     
   
Flying Eagle Cent Collecting Supplies
Round Tube
Holds 50 Cents
Bundle of 5 Tubes
Sale: $ 2.25
 
Square Tube
Holds 50 Cents
Bundle of 5 Tubes
Sale: $ 2.50
 
For long term storage, try these coin tubes and
2" x 2" card board holders.
 
Coin Holder
2" x 2" - Cent
50 pcs
Sale: $ 1.99
 
Coin Page
20 Pockets
1 Sheet
Sale: $ 0.95
 
     
 
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