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Flying Eagle Cent – Up to $172,500

flying eagle cent


The Flying Eagle Cent holds historical significance as one of the early designs of the one-cent coin in the United States. Introduced in 1856, it replaced the larger and heavier Large Cent. The coin features a stylized representation of an eagle in flight on the obverse, giving rise to its name.

Designed by James B. Longacre, the Flying Eagle Cent was initially minted in limited quantities for circulation and was composed of copper-nickel. Its smaller size and lower production costs made it more practical than its predecessor.