1 Cent 1858 Flying Eagle

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Alexthegreat, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. Alexthegreat

    Alexthegreat Active Member

    Hey guys,
    how would you grade this flying eagle cent? It's my first 19th centuary small coin.
    Greetings from Germany

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  3. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    1858/7 weak overdate, XF to AU Details cleaned.
  4. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    I'm thinking low AU and I tend to agree with the "cleaned" opinion.
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  5. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    I agree with both of the above. I can't see the overdate from the pictures.
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I'll guess XF as well . Nice coin by the way ! :happy:
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  7. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    au-55, struck through grease (motto)
  8. Alexthegreat

    Alexthegreat Active Member

    I made further pictures :cool:

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  9. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    XF/AU details - corroded/cleaned
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  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    AU50 due to the wear on the reverse. Just a guess. The obverse looks great, even with the grease filled A. Nice coin for a collection, IMHO.
  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    High EF to low EU.
  12. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Sharpness grade is Choice AU. but it's been cleaned to remove spots or undesirable toning. This obvious on the upper part of the obverse above the eagle's head and body.
  13. coolhandred24

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  14. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    Nice coin; XF.
  15. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Quite a bit of rim dings, corrosion, and cleaned. Between VF-20 and EF-40 in my opinion. Graders don't seem to be very nice when it comes to Flying Eagles. Good luck and thanks for sharing the coin.
  16. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Okay , Still XF . Hard to find in this condition or higher for that matter .
  17. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    If you have the cash, high grade Flying Eagle Cents are not that hard to find. It’s the Proof Flying Eagles that are really tough.
  18. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    That's the Problem. Not everyone has the cash .
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