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1856 Flying Eagle, What Should I Do?

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 Posted 04/22/2021  11:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is a possibility that this is a worn-down 1858 that looks like 1856, or it could be an altered date from 1858 to 1856. With only 2000 ever struck for presentation pieces, it is not too likely that is what you have, but honestly, you could still have a genuine specimen.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  11:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF , odds are against it being a 56 , I'm thinking It's a 58 . When you say you found it , do you mean by metal detecting ?
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 Posted 04/22/2021  12:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good luck - only 2000 minted in 1856.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  4:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thecoinguy1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
lol!
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 Posted 04/22/2021  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Riggins1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I made an attempt to provide different visual perspectives of the coin I found in a home I was tearing down in Lexington, Kentucky that had been in my family since the 1820's.

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 Posted 04/22/2021  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You're pictures are terrible, I can't even tell that is a Flying Eagle. Until you post better pictures, its doubtful any one can help.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  5:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ploopy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hfjacinto, there is no need to be rude, you can tell it's a Flying Eagle cent but there's no need to just say "terrible"

Riggins1, for better pics try to get some more light into the pictures, try to focus the camera before taking a picture, and maybe zoom in a little less, since you can just make the picture bigger on here.

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 Posted 04/22/2021  6:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry it's not being rude. The pictures are bad, they are blurry. The last 2 you can't tell it's a flying Eagle.

Considering that the 1856 is a rare coin, only better pictures will give anyone enough information to even venture a guess as to the date.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  6:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think I can make out the second 8 (as in 1858), but much clearer images are still needed.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  6:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see the 8 as well.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numis-Northerner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see 1858.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1856 cents were mostly distributed to dignitaries. Few made it into circulation and not many are known below the grade of Fine. They were being pulled actively from circulation by 1870s. The odds of this corroded example being a genuine 1856 are virtually nil.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  9:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with the upthread, definitely a second 8 there. 1858.
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 Posted 04/27/2021  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I still see i858.
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 Posted 04/27/2021  09:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That Coin Dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see an 8.
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