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Flying Eagle Cent 
Flying Eagle Cent 

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Product Code: 1762

By 1857 the cost of making copper coins had risen, and both cents and half cents were unpopular and hardly circulated. The half cent was abandoned and a smaller cent, composed of 88% copper and 12% nickel, was introduced. The new coin, struck for just three years (1856-1858), featured a flying eagle originally designed by Christian Gobrecht in place of the traditional Liberty head.     

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