First year of issue. Nice type coin. The Flying Eagle Cent replaced the Large Cent due to the high price of copper. This design became instantly popular. We like this coin because it is fully struck, has minimal marks, and has a beautiful "in-hand" eye appeal with nice, satiny luster.
A lovely near-gem example of this popular design type. Though technically a pattern issue, these are collected alongside the early small cents. We actually see less examples from 1857 in this condition than we do the more popular 1856. This fresh example displays lustrous, reflective fields with attractive, original surfaces. CAC approved for quality.