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1866 2C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
3588
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Weight:
6.22 grams
Mintage:
3,177,000
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 8 / 11 8 / 11
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 3 / 11 TIE 3 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 11 / 11 11 / 11
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 11
60 or Better 3 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 11
60 or Better 3 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 11

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
10 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#10 MS64BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In terms of overall mintage, the 1866 Two Cent piece is the third most common date of the series.

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