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31 Aug 2022

The History of the Flying Eagle Cent

| Coin Keeper

The very first one cent coins struck by the United States were larger than the ones seen today. These coins were made for many years, but they eventually grew to be unpopular for a variety of reasons. The main reason for the public’s overall dislike of these coins was that they were too heavy for everyday use. Also, when circulated, they would obtain an unpleasing color due to being made from unalloyed copper. Not only this, but coins were also becoming too expensive to make due to the rising price of copper.

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