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1857 Cent Flying Eagle, RPD, FS-401b, Obverse of 1856, S-2

1857 Cent Flying Eagle, RPD, FS-401b, Obverse of 1856, S-2

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 213010)

The 1857 Cent is part of a series of Flying Eagle coins struck from 1856-1858. The specific variety is Flying Eagle. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 0.880 Copper; 0.120 Nickel from a mintage of 17,450,000 struck.
Flying eagle cents were only issued for 3 years and remain popular in most any grade.
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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Catalog Detail

GSID: 213010
Coin Date: 1857
Denomination: 1c / Cent
Designation: MS
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 17,450,000
Coinage Type: Flying Eagle
Coinage Years: 1856-1858
Composition: 0.880 Copper; 0.120 Nickel
Variety: Flying Eagle
Variety 2: RPD, FS-401b, Obverse of 1856, S-2
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 4.67 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James B. Longacre
Obverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1857
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Lettering: ONE CENT
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
NGC ID: 2276

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