1858 SL Flying Eagle Cent G
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1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle Cent in Good condition. 1858 was the second regular production year of the Flying Eagle Cent (only about 2000 pattern pieces were made in 1856) and saw mintage of 24,600,000. Flying Eagle cents are 88% copper and 12% nickel which gives them a lighter color than cents made after 1864. With only two years of production of circulation a collection of regular production Flying Eagle Cents is relatively easy to assemble.