1864 2C Small Motto, BN MS64BN

CERTIFICATION#: 16762108
PCGS#: 3579

Owner's Comments

KF-S1-DDO, FL64sm-1o1r, KN1

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
45+
985
50+
1,050
53+
1,100
55+
1,150
58+
1,300
62+
1,550
63+
1,975
64+
2,800
65+
4,100

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 500 R-6.0 7 / 11 TIE 7 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 7 / 11 7 / 11

Condition Census

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