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Flying Eagle Cents


The year 1857 brought about the end of the Large Cent era with the introduction of the new Flying Eagle cent.

This new cent was struck in copper/nickel composition (88% copper and 12% nickel) in about the same size as the Lincoln cent we use today. The public at the time, referred to these new cents as "nickels" because of this new addition to the metal composition. Today of course, we use that term to describe our 5-cent pieces.

Richard Hokanson Rare Coin Investments
P.O. Box 940, Southold, NY 11971
(631) 765-6464 | (631) 765-6466 Fax

info@hokanson-coins.com

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