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Old 07-16-2017, 03:01 PM
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Default Flying Eagle Cent

You can't tell by the rough photography and rough looking coin, but this is an 1856 to 1858 Flying Eagle Cent.

It saw a hard life before someone dropped it and the ground was not it's friend either.

It goes to work tomorrow where I can get it under a decent microscope. Just curious what year we are looking at.

It's not worth squat, but a bucket list coin is a bucket list coin!
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:09 PM
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Awesome find! Flying eagles are a hard coin to find.

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Old 07-16-2017, 04:18 PM
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look at the bright side: At least you have a fighting chance at a flying eagle cent where you're at east of the mississippi. Most guys here in CA have never found one. Yet over where you're at, LC's , colonial coppers, busts, etc... are brimming out of every sandbox !
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:12 PM
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Great find. Those FEs don't show themselves too often! Congrats.

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Old 07-17-2017, 07:27 AM
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Great find Dave! Yea it seems most of the FE's and fatty injuns around here come out toasty unfortunately. Keep it up!

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Old 07-17-2017, 11:30 AM
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Great find. Most likely 1858. There were only 2500 of the 1856 minted and they went to collectors. Still hoping to find my first.


Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
look at the bright side: At least you have a fighting chance at a flying eagle cent where you're at east of the mississippi. Most guys here in CA have never found one. Yet over where you're at, LC's , colonial coppers, busts, etc... are brimming out of every sandbox !
Yeah, you know, we find so many colonial coppers, we use them to balance our furniture and throw them at raccoons and the like to keep them out of our yard. Hell, I am almost finished coating my new car with capped bust dimes. Damn things pop up almost as much as zincolns. We really just consider them "nuisance" coins.

Now, let us talk about all of the gold coins that show up west of the Rockies... We don't find many out this way. I hear you guys use them in stone skipping contests, especially the double eagles. Heard someone skipped one 57 times.

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Old 07-17-2017, 12:32 PM
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Sweet coin, congrats!

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Old 07-17-2017, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by BottleCapKing View post
Great find. Most likely 1858. There were only 2500 of the 1856 minted and they went to collectors. Still hoping to find my first.

Yeah, you know, we find so many colonial coppers, we use them to balance our furniture and throw them at raccoons and the like to keep them out of our yard....

Now, let us talk about all of the gold coins that show up west of the Rockies... We don't find many out this way. I hear you guys use them in stone skipping contests, especially the double eagles. Heard someone skipped one 57 times.


We are always in banter with our western members about this.

Many poor Yankee farmers couldn't even afford gold wedding bands or a decent gravestone. We are fortunate enough to find what we do.

As far as old coins go, look at what our members in England find in those old fields. Roman coins and English coins that pre-date America by a real long time are common there.

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Old 07-18-2017, 10:20 PM
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Got it under a microscope at work today. The date is too obliterated, but ti's still a Flying Eagle!

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Old 07-19-2017, 08:54 AM
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great find and congrats the eagle has not came under my coil yet.

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