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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.|
|Sub Geo||Not Available|
|Coinage Type||Circulation Coinage|
|Catalog Number||KM# 85|
|Coin Name||Flying Eagle Cent|
|Mint Name||U.S. Mint|
|Obverse Description||Flying eagle above date|
|Reverse Description||Value within wreath|
|Obverse Legend||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|General Note||On the large-letter variety of 1858, the|
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