1856 Flying Eagle Penny

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1856 Flying Eagle Penny in average condition to be worth $8000.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $25,000.00. - Last updated: June, 10 2022

  • Year: 1856
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Flying Eagle Penny
  • Price: $8000.00-$25000.00
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 2,000
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Silver Content: 0%


1856 Flying Eagle Penny
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Notes: Just 2,000 flying eagle cents were minted in 1856. Owning one of these is like owning a piece of American history. If you are buying one be certain its certified, and not a forgery.


How much is a 1856 Flying Eagle Penny worth?

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $8000.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $25,000 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1856, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


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Most Valuable

The most valuable Flying Eagle Penny's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Flying Eagle Penny 1856 $25k
Flying Eagle Penny 1858 $10k
Flying Eagle Penny 1857 $7k
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Flying Eagle Penny's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Flying Eagle Penny?

Name Produced
1856 2,000
1857 17,000,000
1858 24,000,000
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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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