Do you guys think that the 1856 Flying Eagle cent is really a regularly issued type coin or a pattern piece?2 years ago
1856 Flying Eagle Cent Pattern or regular issue coin type?
Big Nub Numismatics
Regular.type coin. Just my opinion. Mike2 years ago
Well worn Copper
Supposedly it was a pattern but they were struck in a large quantity. Back then the Mint caved and gave the public what they wanted ($$$). And those days are long gone.2 years ago
I think it should be considered a regular issue as 1000 were minted/released. Most patterns have just a small handful made, under 20.
I think it was a pattern. The larger mintage was for presentation purposes.2 years ago
How do you tell which ones were pattern coins. You cant. They were made legal tender therefore a coin. It might of started out that way but it didn't last long at all.2 years ago
It's a coin. If the mint tried to make a coin or got crazy with patterns is another story.2 years ago