1871 2C, BN XF45BN

CERTIFICATION#: 11973855
PCGS#: 3609

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1871 Two-Cent piece is the last of the high-mintage dates in this series.  Though it's mintage was less than a million pieces, this date survives in Mint State to nearly the same extent as other dates with much higher mintages except for the 1864 and 1865.

Red-Brown examples are plentiful up through MS64, above which the populations drop off, ending at MS66, where a single example is noted.

Red examples are scarce, and are usually found in MS64 and MS65.  Here, the best examples include two in MS66RD.

Diameter: 23.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 721,250 Weight: 6.22 grams Metal Content: Bronze
3
25
10
62
6
30
120
13
45+
175
50+
205
53+
235
55+
250
58+
275
62+
335
63+
395
64+
600
2
65+
1,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 5 / 11 TIE 5 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 1,250 R-4.9 9 / 11 9 / 11
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 3 / 11 TIE 3 / 11 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade