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1865 2C Plain 5, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66+RD

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS #:
38249
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Weight:
6.22 grams
Mintage:
13,640,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Bronze
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RD PCGS grade
2 MS64RD PCGS grade
#1 MS66RD PCGS grade
#2 MS64RD PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Here's how to tell the difference between the Plain 5 and Fancy 5 1865 Two Cent pieces:

Plain 5: the top edge of the 5 appears flat or slightly curved

Fancy 5: the right half of the top edge of the 5 dips dramatically, creating a distinctive "flip" to the point of the 5.

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