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U.S. Coin Values: Flying Eagle Cents.

About 1856 Flying Eagle 1c

Long considered the key date in the set, the 1856 Flying Eagle holds legendary status among coin collectors for its overall popularity. Business strikes of this issue are somewhat controversial, as some experts consder all 1856 Flying Eagle cents to be struck in proof format, even if the mirror finish isn't pronounced. Rick Snow, noted author and researcher of the series, has stated in his reference book that only two die varieties (S-3 & S-9) are to be considered as business strikes.

Obverse: An eagle with wings extended in full flight fills the central obverse design with the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the top periphery. The date is centered at the bottom.

Reverse: The reverse bears the denomination of ONE CENT in the center surrounded by a wreath bearing a ribbon tied in at the bottom center.

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Coin Date: 1856
Denomination: 1c / Cent
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,000
Coinage Type: Flying Eagle
Coinage Years: 1856-1858
Prefix: Key Date
Composition: 0.880 Copper; 0.120 Nickel
Variety: Flying Eagle
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 4.67 gr
Designer: James B. Longacre
Edge: Plain
PCGS #: 2013

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