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 cent pcgs au 50 slated 5

1856 cent pcgs au 50 slated 5

- $145.00 21h 57m
1856 Flying Eagle Cent NGC PF64 CAC Sticker Surfaces Wonderfully Crusty

1856 Flying Eagle Cent NGC PF64 CAC Sticker Surfaces Wonderfully Crusty

- $21,256.00 6d 14h 56m
1856 1c Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PF 64 OGH CAC ! Amazing First Year Type Coin !

1856 1c Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PF 64 OGH CAC ! Amazing First Year Type Coin !

- $24,500.00 11d 19h 36m
1856 Flying Eagle Cent NGC XF-40 CAC

1856 Flying Eagle Cent NGC XF-40 CAC

- $12,995.00 20d 1h 50m