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Coins Certified as of 8/31

Flying Eagle Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1856-1858)

Number of Required Coins : 9

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.175

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This is the first small cent issued. In the opinion of most collectors it is also the most beautiful copper (or copper-nickel) coin ever struck. There are five pieces in circulation strike, but each one is a classic. There's the rare and ultra-popular 1856, the oh-so-tough-to-locate overdate of 1858/7, and the three "common dates." For the proofs, the collector will need the rare 1856, the 1857 and the Small and Large Letters 1858. A short set, yes, but one that's a tremendous challenge as well, especially in MS65 and PR65.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Foreside Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.70 66.00 66.00
2 FJ Collection Flying Eagles Click to view Set Images 100.00%64.50 64.50 64.50
3 ESM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%64.30 64.30 64.30
4 MarkBen Click to Contact Owner 88.89%65.17 65.33 58.80
5 chugum Click to view Set Images 88.89%63.44 63.44 57.10
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Foreside Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.70 66.00 66.00
2 FJ Collection Flying Eagles Click to view Set Images 100.00%64.50 64.50 64.50
3 ESM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%64.30 64.30 64.30
4 MarkBen Click to Contact Owner 88.89%65.17 65.33 58.80
5 chugum Click to view Set Images 88.89%63.44 63.44 57.10
6 Piomingo Click to Contact Owner 88.89%65.53 65.73 49.30
7 lostmountainman 33.33%46.00 46.00 06.90
8 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 22.22%52.00 52.00 05.20
9 mikedeppe 22.22%26.50 26.50 02.65
10 Neibaur Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 11.11%35.00 35.00 01.75
11 jdbooth Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 33.33%4.43 4.43 01.55