1856 Flying Eagle Cent

The 1856 Flying Eagle Cent was issued as a pattern before the first coins of the series were produced for circulation. Initially, a small number of coins were minted for distribution to members of Congress and other influential individuals. In later years, the United States Mint produced a number of restrikes for collectors.

With an estimated mintage of approximately 2,000, the 1856 Flying Eagle Cent is a rare issue which is always in demand. Although a pattern coin, it is collected like a regular issue of the series.

Below is a selection of 1856 Flying Eagle Cents available for sale, including PCGS and NGC certified examples of this rarity.
1856 1C Snow-4 Flying Eagle Cent (Low Leaves rev.) PCGS MS61 (PHOTO SEAL)

1856 1C Snow-4 Flying Eagle Cent (Low Leaves rev.) PCGS MS61 (PHOTO SEAL)

- $21,200.00 12h 39m
1856 1C Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR 62  eagle eye photo seal ***PRICE LOWERED***

1856 1C Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR 62 eagle eye photo seal ***PRICE LOWERED***

- $16,250.00 18h 59m
1856 1C Snow 9 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR65 (CAC PHOTO SEAL)

1856 1C Snow 9 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR65 (CAC PHOTO SEAL)

- $36,570.00 2d 18h 40m
1856 1C Snow 2 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR62

1856 1C Snow 2 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR62

- $18,550.00 15d 12h 49m
1856 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PF-30

1856 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PF-30

- $11,750.00 17d 12h 27m
1856 1C MS VF 30 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS

1856 1C MS VF 30 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS

- $11,700.00 18d 22h 12m
1856 Flying Eagle Cent,  Almost Uncirculated PCGS Certified,  The Classic!

1856 Flying Eagle Cent, Almost Uncirculated PCGS Certified, The Classic!

- $12,649.00 19d 15h 37m
1856 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS MS-62 Snow-3 Variety

1856 Flying Eagle Cent PCGS MS-62 Snow-3 Variety

- $17,200.00 20d 21h 19m
1856 1C Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR64 (CAC PHOTO SEAL)

1856 1C Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR64 (CAC PHOTO SEAL)

- $22,260.00 22d 15h 49m
1856 US Flying Eagle Cent Proof 1C - NGC PF62 - McClure Collection

1856 US Flying Eagle Cent Proof 1C - NGC PF62 - McClure Collection

- $13,900.00 28d 3h 58m