1854 PT1 Seated Liberty Cent
1854 PT2 Coronet Liberty Head
1854 PT3 Flying Eagle. Two leaves under E.
1854 PT4 Flying Eagle. Three leaves under E.
1854 PT5 Flying Eagle. Four Leaves under E.

Flying Eagle Patterns

Pattern specialist Rick Kay is undertaking a thorough study of the 1854 and 1855 Flying Eagle patterns. If you have examples, either certified or not which are not tested for specific alloy he is offering to have them tested at his expense. Encapsulated coins will have their holders changed in the process, but their grades will not change. Their attribution may change, though. It is important that as many examples as possible be tested so that a clearer understanding of this issue is produced. The following is a brief outline of die states. The metallurgy may change as examples are tested accurately.