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

Number of
Required Items
9
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.275

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 User
1 Foreside Collection 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 66.10 66.55 66.55
2 Wright 100.00% 65.83 65.98 65.98
3 D. L. Hansen Flying Eagle Cents. (1856-1858) 100.00% 64.68 64.78 64.78
D.
4 MarkBen 88.89% 65.17 65.28 58.75
5 chugum 88.89% 63.44 63.44 57.10

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Foreside Collection 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 66.10 66.55 66.55
2 Wright 100.00% 65.83 65.98 65.98
3 D. L. Hansen Flying Eagle Cents. (1856-1858) 100.00% 64.68 64.78 64.78
D.
4 MarkBen 88.89% 65.17 65.28 58.75
5 chugum 88.89% 63.44 63.44 57.10
6 FJ Collection Flying Eagles 2013 2014 88.89% 64.73 64.73 48.55
7 ESM 2011 2012 44.44% 65.00 65.00 32.50
8 Megga147 44.44% 64.00 64.00 32.00
9 Tom's All Flying Eagle Varieties 44.44% 47.43 47.43 16.60
10 lostmountainman 33.33% 62.00 62.00 09.30
11 fredl422 33.33% 44.33 44.33 06.65
12 [email protected] 22.22% 64.50 64.50 06.45
13 Bear Creek Collection 22.22% 52.00 52.00 05.20
14 ApexCollecting.com 11.11% 55.00 55.00 02.75
15 mikedeppe 11.11% 45.00 45.00 02.25
16 jdbooth 33.33% 4.43 4.43 01.55
17 Vinny Kid 22.22% 8.00 8.00 00.80
18 jason_c_romeo 22.22% 1.00 1.00 00.10
19 Skylarryan.meares 11.11% 1.00 1.00 00.05