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Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents - Short Set (1858)

Number of Required Items

12
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

67.609

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)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 boiler78 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 65.30 65.87 65.87
1 Lakesamm Collection 2006 2007 100.00% 65.30 R 65.87 65.87
3 Stewart Blay 2008 2009 2010 100.00% 64.65 64.91 64.91
4 MarkBen 2010 100.00% 64.57 64.74 64.74
5 The Boiler Set 100.00% 64.35 R 64.43 64.43

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 boiler78 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 65.30 65.87 65.87
2 Stewart Blay 2008 2009 2010 100.00% 64.65 64.91 64.91
3 MarkBen 2010 100.00% 64.57 64.74 64.74
4 Simpson 75.00% 64.61 64.83 50.74
5 manya 75.00% 63.06 63.06 46.61
6 Wright 41.67% 65.50 65.90 28.65