This is an 1857 Flying Eagle Cent in Very Good to Fine condition. The Flying Eagle cent was the first small size cent, replacing the much larger large cents in 1856. This design was produced for only 3 years, being replaced in 1859 by the Indian Head Cent. The front of this design features a soaring eagle in full flight, and the reverse bears the inscription "one cent" along with a wreath made of corn, wheat, cotton and tobacco leaves. Prior to 1864, the new small cents had a copper-nickel composition that gave them a different coloration than after the nickel was removed in 1864. These cents have a golden cast to them. All flying eagle cents are scarce today, and highly sought after by collectors. We currently have only one of these in stock, so please don't order more than 1. The purchaser will receive the exact item pictured. Discount promotions do not apply to this item.