1867 2C Doubled Die Obverse, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

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DOUBLED DIE DETAILS

DOUBLED DIE DETAILS

PCGS MS65RB

PCGS MS65RB

PCGS #:
3595
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Weight:
6.22 grams
Mintage:
2,938,750
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 40 R-8.7 1 / 11 1 / 11
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 1 / 11 1 / 11
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 1 / 11 1 / 11
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.7
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 11
60 or Better 1 / 11
65 or Better 1 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 11
60 or Better 1 / 11
65 or Better 1 / 11

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS64RB PCGS grade
4 MS64RB PCGS grade
4 MS64RB PCGS grade
4 MS64RB PCGS grade
4 MS64RB PCGS grade
4 MS64RB estimated grade
4 MS64RB estimated grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS64RB PCGS grade
#4 MS64RB PCGS grade
#4 MS64RB PCGS grade
#4 MS64RB PCGS grade
#4 MS64RB PCGS grade
#4 MS64RB estimated grade
#4 MS64RB estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1867 Doubled Die Obverse Two Cent Piece is a dramatic and fairly obvious error. The most obvious doubling can be seen on the motto, where most of the letters (especially those in GOD) are widely doubled, with the first impression too far to the left. The arrows and the leaves on the left side of the wreath show clear doubling. Unfortunately, the date is not affected.

This is a very desirable variety, but it is relatively easy to find in circulated grades and can still be cherrypicked on occasion. In Mint State, the population is low, especially with full Red color. As of September 2011, PCGS reported 26 Mint State examples out of a total population of 94 pieces. Of the Mint State examples, 10 were Brown, 14 were Red-Brown, and only 2 were Red. The finest examples certified by PCGS were 3 MS64 BNs, 3 MS65RBs, and 1 MS65RD.