1 Cent "Flying Eagle Cent"

Features

Country United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1856-1858
Value 1 Cent (0.01 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4.67 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 85
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Obverse

An Eagle in flight with the country name above and the date below

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1858

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Reverse

Value within wreath

Lettering:
ONE
CENT

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

On the large-letter variety of 1858, the “A” and “M” in “America” are connected at their bases; on the small-letter variety, the two letters are separated.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1856  2,500 1.6% Pattern
1856  0.3% Proof Pattern
1857  17,450,000 10.27 18.54 33.87 57.79 138.58 63%
1857  485 0.4% Proof
1858  24,600,000 10.59 20.53 34.24 41.09 122.28 48% large letters
1858  100 0.6% large letters; Proof
1858  1.2% overdate variety exists
1858  10.77 24.35 35.05 31.68 28% small letters
1858  200 1.0% small letters; Proof

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