1865 2C, RD (Proof)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1873

PCGS PR66RD

PCGS PR66RD

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PCGS PR66RD

PCGS PR66RD

PCGS PR66RD

PCGS PR66RD

PCGS #:
3629
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Weight:
6.22 grams
Mintage:
500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Bronze
Major Varieties

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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66RD PCGS grade  PCGS #3629 (PR, Red)     66

Heritage 8/2011:7037, $12,650

1 PR66RD PCGS grade
1 PR66RD PCGS grade
1 PR66RD PCGS grade
1 PR66RD PCGS grade
1 PR66RD PCGS grade
1 PR66RD PCGS grade
8 PR65RD PCGS grade
8 PR65RD PCGS grade PCGS #3629 (PR, Red)     65
8 PR65RD PCGS grade
 PCGS #3629 (PR, Red)     66 #1 PR66RD PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7037, $12,650

#1 PR66RD PCGS grade
#1 PR66RD PCGS grade
#1 PR66RD PCGS grade
#1 PR66RD PCGS grade
#1 PR66RD PCGS grade
#1 PR66RD PCGS grade
#8 PR65RD PCGS grade
PCGS #3629 (PR, Red)     65 #8 PR65RD PCGS grade
#8 PR65RD PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1865, employees at the Philadelphia Mint struck off 500 Proof Two Cent pieces. Apparently, they are all of the Plain 5 variety, and at least two different die varieties are known. A high percentage of the mintage survives today -- PCGS alone has certified over 250 Proofs. Red-Brown seems to be the most common format and most Proofs are of the Brilliant version. Cameo Proofs are very rare and Deep Cameo Proofs are exceedingly rare, if they exist at all.