1865 2C, BN MS65BN

CERTIFICATION#: -24769
PCGS#: 3582

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Elder Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $4500

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1865 Two Cent piece is one of the most common dates of the series. Its mintage of 13,640,000 is exceeded only by the mintage of the 1864, and no other date has a mintage of more than 3.2 million pieces. This makes the 1865 a good choice as a representative example of the type. Major varieties include Plain 5 and Fancy 5; minor varieties include a lightly doubled obverse and several repunched dates. One of the most unusual varieties is a Fancy 5 with traces of a misplaced date visible in the denticles below the 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

Diameter: 23.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 13,640,000 Weight: 6.22 grams Metal Content: Bronze
2
15
3
13
3
10
24
5
20
30
4
45+
55
50+
72
53+
79
55+
90
58+
100
1
62+
125
63+
175
64+
325
2
65+
625

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 9 / 11 TIE 9 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 11 / 11 11 / 11
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 10 / 11 10 / 11

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
5 MS65BN PCGS grade