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1856 Flying Eagle, What Should I Do?

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 Posted 04/22/2021  10:14 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Riggins1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently found this 1856 Flying Eagle cent, the date may be unclear but I'm pretty sure its 1856. I just wanted a few opinions and some sound advice about the coin. Thank you
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 Posted 04/22/2021  10:20 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF!

If it's possible, post some
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 Posted 04/22/2021  10:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, pics for sue!



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 Posted 04/22/2021  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Much sharper close-ups of the date area, please.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  10:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@rig, first welcome to CCF. Second, in addition to a clearer pic of the front of this coin, can you please also measure and add the weight? Thx.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  11:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Riggins1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I apologize I should have included the details.

4.4 grams is what my less than perfect scales read.

Then the coin seems to be 19mm or just under due to wear of the coin.
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I will try to submit clearer pictures, I am new to this so any suggestions or advice wouold be greatly appreciated for submitting better pictures.
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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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