What Is a Flying Eagle Penny?


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The Flying Eagle penny is a pattern coin in the form of a one-cent piece. It has an eagle in flight on it and the designer is James B. Longacre, a U.S. Mint chief engraver.

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The minimum value of a Flying Eagle penny is $17.00, but, due to the demand for this coin, the value is often higher. The amount of wear on the penny dictates its value. The value varies with the dates on the coin and the rarest type of this penny is the one from the year 1856. The second most rare is the 1857 penny and the least rare is the 1858 penny.

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