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1865 2C, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

PCGS MS67RB

PCGS MS67RB

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PCGS MS66+RB

PCGS MS66+RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS #:
3583
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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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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 1,500 R-4.8 11 / 11 11 / 11
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 5,000
65 or Better 1,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-4.0
65 or Better R-4.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 10 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 11

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade PCGS #3583 (MS, Red and Brown)     66
1 MS66RB PCGS grade PCGS #3583 (MS, Red and Brown)     66
1 MS66RB PCGS grade PCGS #3583 (MS, Red and Brown)     66
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
PCGS #3583 (MS, Red and Brown)     66 #1 MS66RB PCGS grade
PCGS #3583 (MS, Red and Brown)     66 #1 MS66RB PCGS grade
PCGS #3583 (MS, Red and Brown)     66 #1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
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