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Ron Guth: The 1869 Two Cent piece is similar in rarity to the 1868 but is worth slightly more because of its lower mintage. This date boasts a minor (but valuable) Doubled Die Obverse variety and a couple of Repunched Date varieties (one of which also features a mis-placed date).
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
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