1864 2C Large Motto, BN AU58+ BN

CERTIFICATION#: 18316763
PCGS#: 3576

Owner's Comments

A very nice coin with a lot of luster and hints of faded mint red.Die crack from rim through right side of 8,in date,to shield.Purchased on Ebay in July 2011.CAC sticker.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1864, the Philadelphia Mint produced two versions of the Two Cent piece, both relating to the size of the letters in the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. The Large Motto replaced the Small Motto and became the model for the remaining years of the Two Cent type. The Large Motto variety is the more common of the two. Cherry-pickers should keep a lookout for the following scarce and interesting varieties:

1864 Large Motto, Doubled Die Obverse
1864 Large Motto, Triple Punched Date
1864 Large Motto, Reverse clashed with the obverse die of an Indian Head Cent!

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Getting Your Two Cents Worth" by Kevin Flynn
"Two Cent Piece - An 1864 Attribution Guide" by Frank Leone
"Cherrypickers' Guide, Fifth Edition, Volume I" by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton

Diameter: 23.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 19,847,500 Weight: 6.22 grams Metal Content: Bronze
2
15
2
10
24
13
45+
55
50+
72
53+
79
55+
90
58+
100
1
62+
125
63+
175
1
64+
325
65+
625
66+
2,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 20,000 R-2.8 11 / 11 11 / 11
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 10 / 11 10 / 11
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 9 / 11 9 / 11

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67BN PCGS grade
2 MS66BN PCGS grade  
2 MS66BN PCGS grade  
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade