1857 Flying Eagle Cent Large Letters NGC MS65 CAC
The 1857 Flying Eagle Cent Large Letters NGC MS65 CAC is a treasure and a well-preserved example of the scarce variety with large letters, graded MS65 by NGC and endorsed with CAC's approval.
Enter the Flying Eagle Cent, a pivotal coin in our nation’s transition to smaller, more practical coinage. This cent was an alloy of 88% copper and 12% nickel, and it was half the size of the old cents. The design features an eagle in flight on one side and a simple, beautiful wreath on the other.
Congress didn’t authorize the Flying Eagle Cent until 1857, but the Mint had already gone rogue and started producing the Flying Cent in 1856. The Mint sent the 1856 strikes to members of Congress as part of a persuasion campaign for the cent’s authorization. The Mint produced a total of 1,000-2,000 specimens dated 1856, many of them restrikes.
When the new cent was made available to the public in 1857, it was a massive hit. Thousands of buyers thronged the Philadelphia Mint, and by the end of that day, the Mint had sold almost 3 million 1857-dated Flying Eagle Cents. Millions more were issued.
A LITTLE STICKER MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE.
Within each number of the coin grading scale is a small range of condition from low-end to high-end. Certified coins of the same grade can be of varying quality. Many of today’s collectors want coins that are solid or premium quality for their assigned grade. CAC holds coins to a higher standard so you can be confident in the value of yours. We verify previously graded coins … and award our sticker only to those coins that meet the standard for today’s selective buyer.
WHAT THE CAC STICKER MEANS:
- Verified. Your coin has been verified as meeting the standard for strict quality within its grade.
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CAC was founded by leading members of the numismatic community, including John Albanese, a respected authority on coin grading and the rare coin market.