Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents Album Collection
The Flying Eagle Small Cent was only minted for two years, from 1857 to 1858. Designed by James B. Longacre, the obverse of the coin depicts an eagle in flight. The reverse of the coin displays the words “One Cent” surrounded by a wreath.
The Indian Head cent was produced from 1859 through 1909 and was also designed by Longacre. The obverse of the coin displays the head of a Native American wearing a feather head dress. The word “Liberty” appears on the band of the head dress. The head is surrounded by the words “United States of America." The reverse side shows the words "One Cent" within an oak wreath. Between the ends of the branches is the shield of the United States, which first made its appearance in 1860.
Collection sold with a mixture of 53 coins dated from 1857 to 1909. Condition is Good to Very Good.
Composition of Flying Eagle Cent from 1857-1858: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel Composition of Indian Head Cent from 1859-1864: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel Composition of Indian Head Cent from 1864-1909: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents Album Collection: 1857-1909