1857 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS MS65 CAC
The 1857 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS MS65 CAC is graded MS65 by PCGS and endorsed with CAC's approval, representing an exquisite example of this iconic coin. With its pristine condition and CAC endorsement, this Flying Eagle Cent is a prized addition to any collection. It offers a glimpse into American history and a testament to its rarity and value.
The Flying Eagle Cent is a phenomenal coin that significantly impacted our nation's move towards more practical currency. This cent was composed of 88% copper and 12% nickel. Additionally, its size was reduced by half compared to the older cents. One side of the coin showcased an elegant eagle in flight, while the other displayed a simple yet beautiful wreath.
Though not authorized by Congress until 1857, the Mint took the initiative and began producing the Flying Cent in 1856. These 1856 strikes were distributed to members of Congress in a persuasive effort to secure the cent's approval. Roughly 1,000-2,000 specimens dated 1856 were produced, including some restrikes.
Once the new cent was officially released to the public in 1857, it became an instant success. Enthusiastic buyers flocked to the Philadelphia Mint, resulting in nearly 3 million 1857-dated Flying Eagle Cents being sold by the end of that day. The issuance of millions more followed, solidifying its popularity.
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.
- Guaranteed. CAC stands behind our verification.
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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.