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

Number of Required Items

9
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.125

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)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Foreside Collection 2015 2016 100.00% 65.70 66.00 66.00
2 Wright 100.00% 65.73 65.93 65.93
3 FJ Collection Flying Eagles 2013 2014 100.00% 64.80 64.80 64.80
4 ESM 2011 2012 100.00% 64.40 64.40 64.40
5 MarkBen 88.89% 65.17 65.33 58.80

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Foreside Collection 2015 2016 100.00% 65.70 66.00 66.00
2 Wright 100.00% 65.73 65.93 65.93
3 FJ Collection Flying Eagles 2013 2014 100.00% 64.80 64.80 64.80
4 ESM 2011 2012 100.00% 64.40 64.40 64.40
5 MarkBen 88.89% 65.17 65.33 58.80
6 chugum 88.89% 63.44 63.44 57.10
7 Tom's All Flying Eagle Varieties 44.44% 47.43 47.43 16.60
8 lostmountainman 33.33% 55.00 55.00 08.25
9 Bear Creek Collection 22.22% 52.00 52.00 05.20
10 mikedeppe 22.22% 37.50 37.50 03.75
11 Neibaur Collection 11.11% 35.00 35.00 01.75
12 jdbooth 33.33% 4.43 4.43 01.55
13 Vinny Kid 11.11% 12.00 12.00 00.60