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Flying Eagle Cents were produced because large cent coppers were becoming expensive to produce. The U.S. Government decided to make small cents. Flying Eagle Cents were the first of the small cents. To find good examples cherry pick by inspecting many and find good strike examples by comparing the eagle head and tail feathers of coins of similar grade in your price range. Many higher grade coins have been cleaned which affect badly on the Flying Eagle Cent value. Key date is the 1856 Flying Eagle Cent.

Year & Mint Mintage Proof Mintage
1856 2000 est 1500
1857 17,450,000 est 500
1858 24,600,000 est 160-200