Flying Eagle Penny ValuesFlying Eagle penny values are $16 minimum and are often driven higher by their popularity with a large collector demand.
Following this rarity is the 1857 penny often found with heavy wear. And the final date-any 1858 penny is collectible, but valued as all old coins are, depending on the amount of wear.
Wear affects the condition of your coin and is rated with a "grade" by comparing it the images below. As an example to the right is an "uncirculated" flying eagle penny, still in brand new condition, rarely found this nice and accordingly at the high end of the value chart.
1856 through 1858 cents stand out as sought after collector coins because of the bold flying eagle design. A big departure from the usual Liberty portraits found on other series at the time. Additionally it was a significant reduction in size from the large cents of prior years. Your old penny pioneered the small cent coins used today, following is a listing of how much they are worth.