PCGS Set Registry®
Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents - Short Set (1858)
Set Registry   U.S. Coins - U.S. Patterns Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents - Short Set (1858)

Number of Required Coins : 12

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 65.913

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The Small Cent, first introduced in 1856, turned out to be a tremendous shot in the arm for a new American hobby – coin collecting. Thus, in 1858, in response to growing demand, Mint officials offered a set of 12 Proof Small Cents. 4 of the coins bore the familiar Flying Eagle design, 4 featured a small, scrawny eagle, and 4 had an Indian Head design. An estimated 50 sets were struck, following by restriking of individual issues. Although most of these sets have long since been broken up, a new and exciting challenge is to rebuild them. This is one of the easiest and least expensive patterns sets to complete, plus all of the coins are beautiful.

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

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 boiler78 Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.30 65.30
1 Lakesamm Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 6/23/2008
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 65.304
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.304
65.30
65.30
3 Stewart Blay 100.00% 64.65 64.65
4 MarkBen Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 64.57 64.57
5 The Boiler Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 10/31/2005
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 64.348
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.348
64.35
64.35
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 boiler78 Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.30 65.30
2 Stewart Blay 100.00% 64.65 64.65
3 MarkBen Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 64.57 64.57
4 mikedeppe 8.33% 45.00 03.91
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