1864 2C Large Motto, RB MS65RB

CERTIFICATION#: 11913590
PCGS#: 3577

Owner's Comments

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

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 10 / 11 TIE 10 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 5,000 R-4.0 10 / 11 TIE 10 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 10 / 11 10 / 11

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade