1868 2C, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

PCGS MS66RD

PCGS MS66RD

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PCGS MS66RD

PCGS MS66RD

PCGS MS66RD

PCGS MS66RD

PCGS #:
3599
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 175 R-7.2 6 / 11 6 / 11
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 6 / 11 6 / 11
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 6 / 11 6 / 11
Survival Estimate
All Grades 175
60 or Better 175
65 or Better 80
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.2
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 11
60 or Better 6 / 11
65 or Better 6 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 11
60 or Better 6 / 11
65 or Better 6 / 11

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RD PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:210, $9,987.50 - Heritage 4/2016:3118, $23,500 - “Clackamas” Collection

1 MS66RD PCGS grade
1 MS66RD PCGS grade

“Clackamas” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66RD PCGS grade
1 MS66RD PCGS grade
1 MS66RD PCGS grade
7 MS65RD PCGS grade
7 MS65RD PCGS grade
7 MS65RD PCGS grade
7 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS66RD PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:210, $9,987.50 - Heritage 4/2016:3118, $23,500 - “Clackamas” Collection

#1 MS66RD PCGS grade
#1 MS66RD PCGS grade

“Clackamas” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS66RD PCGS grade
#1 MS66RD PCGS grade
#1 MS66RD PCGS grade
#7 MS65RD PCGS grade
#7 MS65RD PCGS grade
#7 MS65RD PCGS grade
#7 MS65RD 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