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

Number of
Required Items
5
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
67.550

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 can be a challenge as well, especially in MS65.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 The Best 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 10 2021 2022 100.00% 65.90 66.50 66.50
2 Foreside Collection 100.00% 65.55 65.95 65.95
3 Wright 100.00% 65.45 65.55 65.55
4 Ally Collection Of Flying Eagles 2004 2005 100.00% 65.30 R 65.30 65.30
4 Carnton Collection 2006 2007 2008 2009 100.00% 65.30 R 65.30 65.30

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 The Best 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 10 2021 2022 100.00% 65.90 66.50 66.50
2 Foreside Collection 100.00% 65.55 65.95 65.95
3 Wright 100.00% 65.45 65.55 65.55
4 MarkBen 100.00% 65.30 65.30 65.30
5 Doc's Eagles 100.00% 64.85 64.85 64.85
6 Screaming Eagles 100.00% 64.80 64.80 64.80
7 D. L. Hansen. Flying Eagle Cents. (1856-1858) 100.00% 64.75 64.75 64.75
DLH
8 The Indiana Cabinet 100.00% 64.25 64.25 64.25
9 Tom Bender 2010 80.00% 65.22 65.22 58.70
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 Steve's Excellent Flying Eagle Major Varieties 60.00% 62.86 62.86 44.00
14 Don's Indians 100.00% 42.20 42.20 42.20
15 tng 60.00% 57.93 57.93 40.55
16 The Longacre Eagle Collection 100.00% 37.05 37.05 37.05
17 Steve's Flying Eagles 20.00% 63.00 63.00 31.50
18 Paul'sPennies 80.00% 62.40 62.40 31.20
19 MaxwellDawg 80.00% 57.60 57.60 28.80
20 sbehar 80.00% 54.40 54.40 27.20

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