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

Number of Required Items

5
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.950

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. The Mint State set involves only five pieces, 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." A short set, yes, but one that's a tremendous challenge as well, especially in MS65.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Best 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 65.60 65.90 65.90
2 Tom Bender 2010 100.00% 65.40 65.80 65.80
3 Wright 100.00% 65.35 65.75 65.75
4 Ally Collection Of Flying Eagles 2004 2005 100.00% 65.30 R 65.60 65.60
4 Carnton Collection 2006 2007 2008 2009 100.00% 65.30 R 65.60 65.60

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Best 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 65.60 65.90 65.90
2 Tom Bender 2010 100.00% 65.40 65.80 65.80
3 Wright 100.00% 65.35 65.75 65.75
4 MarkBen 100.00% 65.30 65.60 65.60
5 FJ Collection Flying Eagles 100.00% 65.00 65.00 65.00
6 Foreside Collection 100.00% 64.70 64.90 64.90
7 The Indiana Cabinet 100.00% 64.10 64.10 64.10
8 ESM 100.00% 63.80 63.80 63.80
9 rkiefaber 100.00% 63.00 63.00 63.00
10 A.R. Nordquist AU Eagles 100.00% 58.00 58.00 58.00
11 Somerville Set 80.00% 62.00 62.00 55.80
12 chugum 80.00% 62.75 62.75 50.20
13 The Eagle Collection II 100.00% 37.05 37.05 37.05
14 Steve's Flying Eagles 20.00% 63.00 63.00 31.50
15 Paul'sPennies 80.00% 62.40 62.40 31.20
16 Don's Indians 80.00% 54.40 54.40 27.20
16 sbehar 80.00% 54.40 54.40 27.20
18 The Oreville Collection 20.00% 50.00 50.00 25.00
19 memorylaneinc 80.00% 30.38 30.38 24.30
20 R's Eagles 80.00% 28.88 28.88 23.10

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