1858 Flying Eagle
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The 1858 Flying Eagle penny is a special penny because they minted it in two different ways. Both the small letters and the large letters are both minted at the same Mint (P). The easiest way to tell if the Flying Eagle Penny is categorized as small letters or large letters is by looking at "America" on the front of the coin in "United States of America". Between the A and the M the small cent will have a gap between the letters, but the large letter cent will not. The A and the M will basically touch on the large letters 1858 penny.