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    1858 Flying Eagle Large Letter small cent

    Cleaned it up with foil and spit. Best coin I've ever found.Click image for larger version. 

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    Wow congrats! That is a sweet find. That coin is on my bucket list for sure.

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    Funny thing is it rang up as 43 which I would usually think was a pull tab. Wonder if that's why these aren't dug that often?

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    A very nice find!

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    GREAT find Corvid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvid View Post
    Funny thing is it rang up as 43 which I would usually think was a pull tab. Wonder if that's why these aren't dug that often?
    I found one recently and it rang up at a lot lower VDI than Lincoln or Indian Head cents. Great find-it is in really good condition.

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    Can you dig it.

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    The nickel in them keeps them at a low vdi. I think mine was bouncing around 58-62 on at pro. Yours looks in great shape.
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    Nice!!!!

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    Liking that find of yours! Great condition - Congratulations!
    The one I found, you could only tell there was an eagle, but no date
    or letter size.
    As for the target i'd., I'm lucky to have found it - it wasn't the typical copper coin readings.
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    Knowledge in machine struck coinage and colonial through 1800's Relics.

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    Awesome condition, my only nickel cent, 1859 Indian. Is toasted so bad the only way I could identify it was with extremely harsh cleaning to see the wreath, which gave away the year based on he wreath type. I still have yet to find a Flying Eagle, they are pretty interesting coins, made alongside large cents (1857). Only made for circulation for two years, 1857 and 1858, with 1856 being made as special gifts for important people.
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    I have found 4 FE's to date, and none are even close that great condition. Excellent!
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    The 1857 - 1858 Flying Eagle Cents as well as the 1859 - 1864 Indian Head Penny have a composition of .880 copper / .120 nickle. On the At Pro and the Etrac, I dug up 1864 IHP's, thinking I was going after a nickel. Near the end of 1864, the mint switch the metallic composition of the IHP to.950 / .050 tin and zinc. That metal composition remained the same until 1909.
    The wheat penny, 1909 - 1959 has a metallic composition of .950 copper / .050 tin and zinc.
    You really scored twice with recovering you Flying Eagle Cent. First, it is a bucket lister for most of us.
    Second, it is in really good condition.
    Big time congratulations
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    Congrats on a nice FE
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    Awesome find! Congrats!!

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    That's a tough coin to find even tougher to find in good condition like that. They definitely ring up funny. They come in on my detector as being in the shotgun shell headstamp range.

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