1858 P Flying Eagle Cent Small Cents : All Varieties

Flying Eagle Penny

Mintage: 24,600,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 88% Copper - 12% Nickel

Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 4.67 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1858 Flying Eagle Cent Varieties - Small Letters vs Large Letters
There were a few major varieties of the 1858 Flying Eagle Cent (Penny). One variety had small letters while the other had larger letters on the obverse of the coin regarding the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". The best way to indentify the variety is to notice that the "small letters" variety has a large space between the first two letters "A" and "M" in the word America. The large letters variety has almost no space and the two letters are almost touching. This is depicted in the example image above of the 1858 small letters vs large letters flying eagle cent.

In addition: There is also a rare 1858/7 overdate error coin where the 1858 date was stamped on top of a 1857 date.

Major Varieties:
1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle Cent
1858 Large Letters Flying Eagle Cent
1858/7 8 Over 7 Overdate Flying Eagle Cent Error

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Very Good
Very Fine
Extremely Fine
About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0210

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