Basic does not mean cheap.
1C FLYING EAGLE (1856-1858)





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: CENTS - FLYING EAGLE
Item Description: 1C 1857 EAGLE
Full Grade: PCGS MS 63
Owner: SJTobin

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Basic does not mean cheap.   Score: 1697
This should be easy to finish....   Score: 1697
Small Cents make big sense   Score: 1697
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Replacing the unpopular and expensive large cents, the Flying Eagle Cent was struck for circulation in 1857 and 1858. Although 1856 Flying Eagle Cents exist in both circulation strike and proof format, these are in fact pattern coins and not regular issues. The new cents were designed by James Barton Longacre. The obverse displays a flying eagle, as used on the silver dollars made in the 1830’s designed by Christian Gobrecht. It soon become apparent that the cents were too difficult to strike, as the relief was too high. The design was abandoned, and replaced by the Indian Head Cent in 1859. Although minted for 2 years, this coin had a short enough run and represented a major change in cent production and therefore qualifies for my set criteria.

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