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Q. David Bowers talks about Flying Eagle Cents

Q. David Bowers Talks About Flying Eagle Cents

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Author: Q. David Bowers / Thursday, November 21, 2019 / Categories: From the Desk of Q. David Bowers

I have been working on the manuscript for a book relating to Flying Eagle cents of 1856 to 1858 and the American scene during those years. 

The coins can be divided into these basic varieties: 

1856 pattern

1857

1858/7 overdate

1858 Large Letters

1858 Small letters

Beyond the above, there are three varieties of 1857 cents that have evidence of clashing with dies of other denominations: half dollar, dollar (most often seen), and double eagle. Do any MINT STATE examples of the double eagle clash mark cent exist? If so, let me know as I have not learned of any to date.

All good wishes,

Dave Bowers

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