Flying Eagle Cent (Extremely Fine Grade) Famous Flying Eagle Penny (1857-1858)

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Designed Chief Engraver James B. Longacre, the Flying Eagle cent is the first of the small cent coins. These unique coins were only produced for three years before being replaced by the Indian Head design. The first year issue (1856) is extremely rare, it's estimated that only 800 to 1,500 of these coins were struck.

This pretty little coin featured a relief that was too high, creating issues in fully struck coins. As a result, it is hard to find two that look exactly alike!  This only added to its charm and popularity among collectors.  Don't wait. Order yours today!

  • Circulated during the Civil War
  • Highly prized and sought after by collectors
  • Struck for only three years, quality coins are hard to find
  • Dates our choice
  • Handpicked to insure Extra Fine condition*

 *The coin pictured is used strictly to show the design and does not represent the condition of the coin offered here.

  • 5
    Most beautiful cent minted

    Posted by James Smith on Oct 4th 2022

    What an elegant, simple design. Advertised as XF, it is that and much more. I could not be happier with the condition and price! Delivery fast and free.

  • 5
    Flying eagle cent

    Posted by on Aug 14th 2018

    Very nice coin pleasantly surprised with the condition thank you for timely shipping and the way the coins or received great job