1868 2C, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

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PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS #:
3598
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Weight:
6.22 grams
Mintage:
2,803,750
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 1,200 R-4.9 8 / 11 TIE 8 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 1,200 R-4.9 8 / 11 TIE 8 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 125 R-7.7 5 / 11 5 / 11
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 1,200
65 or Better 125
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-4.9
65 or Better R-7.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 11

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1868 Two Cent piece is similar in rarity to the 1867. The only varieties worthy of mention are a misplaced date (with a possibly 6 protruding from the denticles beneath the 6 of the date) and a possible 1868/7 overdate (subject to further confirmation).

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