1858 Flying Eagle Cent -- VERY NICE COIN IN DECENT GRADE! - $49 (Bolingbrook)

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For sale is a coin you don't see very often--an 1858 Flying Eagle Cent. The Flying Eagle Cent is a very unique and rare coin, so rare in fact that most people never even heard of it. That is because they only made the Flying Eagle cent for three years: 1856 to 1858. In 1856 they only made 2,000 coins so most people don't even consider that an issue year. So really 1857 & 1858 were it, and between those two years only 42 million coins were minted. That is why this coin is so rare. And when you find them in better grades like this it makes them even more top shelf. In 1858 they made two different varieties: the "large letters" and "small letters" varieties. This coin in the "large letters" varieties.

As you can see from the pics the coin is in nice condition, and it would come in at a nice F grade, which is very tough to find these in. The date and all lettering on the coin, and lots of the eagle's tiny feather lines are present, which is a big thing because usually when you find these coins they're in lower G & VG grades where the feather lines are worn flat. The coin still has most of its golden patina, and it has not been cleaned.

This is a great coin for anyone who appreciates rare early US coins. Please email me with questions or interest. Thanks!

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