1858 Flying Eagle Penny

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  1. joseph eason

    joseph eason Member

    I am aware that this coin is very rough . Using Red Book i would say the grade G4. What do you think ?

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  3. Gallienus

    Gallienus Well-Known Member

    Well it's corroded so it's not a straight Good. It has the details of a higher grade in places but a lot of heavy pitting and oxidation. I'd greatly prefer to own a clean Good-4 over this one so don't spend a lot of $ for it.
  4. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I would call it vf sharpness but very corroded. If you found it in the ground very cool. I’d prefer one with good surfaces though
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No grade as it's corroded.
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  7. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    IMO it would not even get a DETAILS grade.
    It would be body bagged.
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  8. Dale Lassiter

    Dale Lassiter Active Member

    Less than G -4 ,,,, maybe G -2 ( $15 dollars the most )
  9. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Active Member

    And I thought mine was bad.
  10. John Johnson

    John Johnson Active Member

    I think I'd call it AG3
  11. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    If you're thinking of buying it, don't. If you already own it, get rid of it as soon as you can. In my opinion, it's basically worthless although you might be able to get a few dollars for it on eBay. And don't grade by the Red Book.
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