Award-winning author Richard Snow examines the Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents of 1856 to 1909, exploring mintages, challenges for the collector, and interesting varieties. His date-by-date research is enhanced by historical essays as well as an engaging overview of the series by the “dean of American numismatics,” Q. David Bowers. High-quality, full-color photographs illustrate each coin. Snow’s detailed research includes yearly production notes; market values in multiple grades (including Brown, Red/Brown, and full Red Mint State); certified population data; tips on collecting circulated, Mint State, and Proof coins; and more. This expanded second edition includes an illustrated biography of designer James Longacre; an appendix on detecting counterfeit and altered coins; an appendix of more than 1,000 recent auction records; a history of market prices going back to 1946; and a bibliography for further research—plus new sections on pattern coins and toned Proofs.