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P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

Flying Eagle Cents are cool.
+New eagle & wreath
+New metal composition
+New denomination size
+1856 “pattern” coins
+Short-lived series

I own only one, this 1858 Large Letters AU58 CAC example—



Share one (or more) of yours, if you wish.

Nothing is as expensive as free money.

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always liked the Eagle flying on the obverse.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
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    TrampTramp Posts: 655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice looking Flying Eagles being posted. This might be my next series I start.

    USAF (Ret.) 1985 - 2005. E-4B Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief and Contracting Officer.
    My current Registry sets:
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Carson City Morgan Dollars (1878 – 1893)
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 – 1958)
    ✓ Morgan Dollar GSA Hoard (1878 – 1891)

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @P0CKETCHANGE said:
    Flying Eagle Cents are cool.
    +New eagle & wreath
    +New metal composition
    +New denomination size
    +1856 “pattern” coins
    +Short-lived series

    I own only one, this 1858 Large Letters AU58 CAC example—



    Share one (or more) of yours, if you wish.

    That distinctive die crack should not go unremarked!

    For some reason, I immediately thought "en guarde" as if it were an epee extended.

    Great thread. Have never owned one of these. :(

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wait, isn't @TomB a swordsman? ;)

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    lermishlermish Posts: 1,947 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:

    @P0CKETCHANGE said:
    Flying Eagle Cents are cool.
    +New eagle & wreath
    +New metal composition
    +New denomination size
    +1856 “pattern” coins
    +Short-lived series

    I own only one, this 1858 Large Letters AU58 CAC example—



    Share one (or more) of yours, if you wish.

    That distinctive die crack should not go unremarked!

    For some reason, I immediately thought "en guarde" as if it were an epee extended.

    Great thread. Have never owned one of these. :(

    It's not a half and it's not EAC but you should remedy that situation!

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lermish said:

    @Catbert said:

    @P0CKETCHANGE said:
    Flying Eagle Cents are cool.
    +New eagle & wreath
    +New metal composition
    +New denomination size
    +1856 “pattern” coins
    +Short-lived series

    I own only one, this 1858 Large Letters AU58 CAC example—



    Share one (or more) of yours, if you wish.

    That distinctive die crack should not go unremarked!

    For some reason, I immediately thought "en guarde" as if it were an epee extended.

    Great thread. Have never owned one of these. :(

    It's not a half and it's not EAC but you should remedy that situation!

    OMG - it's an alien life form! :#

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice clash on this one with lots of detail. Graded or raw?

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

    PCGS Registry: Screaming Eagles
    Copperindian

    Retired sets: Soaring Eagles
    Copperindian

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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @POCKETCHANGE: thanks for your kudos! One of my collector friends tells me 58+ is the current “hot” & coveted grade. Maybe as good as a 62 even. Love the crack!

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

    PCGS Registry: Screaming Eagles
    Copperindian

    Retired sets: Soaring Eagles
    Copperindian

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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rnkmyer1 said:
    @POCKETCHANGE: thanks for your kudos! One of my collector friends tells me 58+ is the current “hot” & coveted grade. Maybe as good as a 62 even. Love the crack!

    Yes, I actually once sent it to PCGS for a “plus only” Reconsideration. It didn’t upgrade but I might keep trying as it’s a very scarce grade for this series in general, not to mention with a CAC sticker.

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool thread! One of my favorite coin designs.

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What an absolutely phenomenal Flying Eagle set you have @rnkmyer1. Not for this thread, but i believe you have (had) phenomenal Indian cents as well! What a great eye!!!!!!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven: huge compliment coming from you Steve! THANKS!

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

    PCGS Registry: Screaming Eagles
    Copperindian

    Retired sets: Soaring Eagles
    Copperindian

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    CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 648 ✭✭✭✭

    I hope to find one of these in circulation someday. If I did, it would be the oldest coin I have found. :p

    Cheers, and God Bless, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

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    ldhairldhair Posts: 7,123 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rnkmyer1 said:
    Nice clash on this one with lots of detail. Graded or raw?

    It's in an old PCI green label slab. It's on it's way to our host for grading and off to auction.

    Larry

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    ldhairldhair Posts: 7,123 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Larry

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    2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,252 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Although I don’t own one this is my favorite coin design. Love seeing these beautiful examples.

    W.C.Fields
    "I spent 50% of my money on alcohol, women, and gambling. The other half I wasted.
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    SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,721 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Unfortunately my recently submitted 1857 Flying Eagle cent came back Genuine :(

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