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Coins Certified as of 12/11

My Coin #13280724

1870 2C, BN XF45BN

CERTIFICATION#: 13280724
PCGS#: 3606

Owner's Comments

2C SET

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Demand for the Two Cent piece appears to have dropped in 1870, as this is the first year that the mintage dropped below 1 million coins. In terms of rarity and quality, the 1870 Two Cent piece compares favorably with the 1869.

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: 861,250 Weight: 6.22 grams Metal Content: Bronze
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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 500 R-6.0 7 / 11 TIE 7 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 5 / 11 TIE 5 / 11 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN estimated grade  
1 MS65BN estimated grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64BN PCGS grade