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Add one more to your enviable collection of the formerly used currencies by getting the 1858, Flying Eagle Cent. The 1857, Flying Eagle was the first small-sized one cent coin...Read more
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Add one more to your enviable collection of the formerly used currencies by getting the 1858, Flying Eagle Cent. The 1857, Flying Eagle was the first small-sized one cent coin minted in the U.S. Comprising of 88 percent copper and 12 percent nickel, this Flying Eagle Cent weighs about 4.7 g. Being the first coin containing nickel alloy, the 1858, Flying Eagle Cent paved the way for many more coins of the same compositions with different designs and subsequently led to an increase in nickel mining operations. Minted in Philadelphia, this one cent coin was designed by the then chief engraver James Barton Longacre using Christian Gobrecht's eagle design. The tail of this Flying Eagle Cent bears the inscription ONE CENT within a wreath, made up of corn, wheat, cotton and tobacco, four staples of U.S. agriculture. Worthy of a lot more than its face value, this large lettered Flying Eagle Cent is easily distinguishable at site since the A and M of the word America is joined. The Indian Head replaced the flying eagle at the start of cent production in 1859.

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GeoUnited States
Sub GeoNot Available
Coinage TypeCirculation Coinage
DenominationCent
Year1858
CompositionCopper-Nickel
Catalog NumberKM# 85

Coin NameFlying Eagle Cent
Mint NameU.S. Mint
Obverse DescriptionFlying eagle above date
Reverse DescriptionValue within wreath
Obverse LegendUNITED STATES OF AMERICA
General NoteOn the large-letter variety of 1858, the
Diameter (mm.)19
Weight (g.)4.67

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I got waht I wanted.

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Created: 09/08/12
The 1858 cent is cool in the respect that it was such a short lived coin. I gathered as many different types that I could.(and could afford!) I like ebay alot because I have been able to find the coins all in one location.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Awesome product! Great value for the money.

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 07/05/13
I am looking to complete my indian penny collection book,with the hope of purchasing coins that were reasonable to my pocketbook and yet were pleasing to look at.I have done this with this coin and most of the coins I purchased. I found a nice assortment and was lucky enough to find coins I could afford and be proud of owning. I accomplished both due to the large supply on e-bay to choose from. Thanks to all who I have purchased from and those I just missed out on.This is a beautiful coin and I couldn't believe I got it for the price.
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VERY,VERY,VERY, DISAPOINTED!!!

 | No, I would not recommend this product.
Created: 26/06/12
I sent the coin back because it was not as advertised!! This is the second coin in three weeks that I have had the SAME PROBLEM WITH. And they were not cheap coins either!
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I would buy every single one of these if I had the money. Pokemon of Cents

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Created: 14/05/12
The flying eagle cent has a short run of only 3 years which makes the set easier to collect. These coins are over 150 years old and are becoming more scarce to find every year.
Only thousands are believed to still exist in graded and raw form. I bought this coin because I love everything about the design and history of this coin and because I believe the market demand seems strong if I decide to sell later.
These cents are Historical real estate.
But be warned like Pokemon Cards you will want to collect them all.
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Good purchase.

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 08/08/12
The flying eagle cent is just what I wanted for my type collection. It is not of the highest grade, but that makes it more affordable and it doeas represent the type.
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