Flying Eagle Cents

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The Flying Eagle Cent was a coin with one of the shortest mintage periods. It was only minted from 1856-1858. It was the penny that came after the large cent, and it was created because there was a desire to have a smaller one-cent piece. The Flying Eagle Penny's design consisted of an eagle soaring through the sky, and its reverse showed the value of the coin. It was designed by James B. Longacre. 

Types of Flying Eagle Cents

There were not many types of Flying Eagle Cents. This coin was composed of 88% copper and 12% nickel. Today, this coin only has appeal to collectors, as it is a coin that is more on the rare side, it’s current value is much higher than its face value of one cent. The years later than 1856 can be purchased at prices between $25 and $500. These prices are for off from the value of the 1856b Flying Eagle Cent. This is because there were only two thousand 1856 coins minted! This version of the coin can have a price range of $7,750 to $15,000. The condition of the coin in question will help determine the value.

Where to get Flying Eagle Cents

You can get these Flying Eagle Cents from Bullion Shark. Flying Eagle cents are rare, so hurry and get yours today

 Flying Eagle Coins FAQs

The first small cent issued in the USA.
The eagle on the obverse (front) did not strike well in production.
James B Longacre.
4.67 games of 88% copper and 12% nickel.
1856. This is a proof only year.
A proof coin is a coin produced for collectors, using specially polished dies and planchets.