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Flying Eagle Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1856-1858)

Number of Required Items

6
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.429

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 set involves only six pieces. A short set, yes, but one that's a tremendous challenge as well, especially in MS65 or 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% 66.00 66.43 66.43
2 Wright 100.00% 65.89 65.96 65.96
3 MarkBen 2011 2012 2013 2014 100.00% 65.14 65.21 65.21
4 FJ Collection Flying Eagles 100.00% 64.93 64.93 64.93
5 ESM 100.00% 64.64 64.64 64.64

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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% 66.00 66.43 66.43
2 Wright 100.00% 65.89 65.96 65.96
3 MarkBen 2011 2012 2013 2014 100.00% 65.14 65.21 65.21
4 FJ Collection Flying Eagles 100.00% 64.93 64.93 64.93
5 ESM 100.00% 64.64 64.64 64.64
6 chugum 100.00% 63.43 63.43 63.43
7 Tom's All Flying Eagle Cent Set 50.00% 49.50 49.50 21.21
8 lostmountainman 33.33% 60.00 60.00 08.57
9 Bear Creek Collection 33.33% 52.00 52.00 07.43
10 mikedeppe 33.33% 37.50 37.50 05.36
11 Neibaur Collection 16.67% 35.00 35.00 02.50
12 jdbooth 50.00% 5.00 5.00 02.14
13 Vinny Kid 16.67% 12.00 12.00 00.86