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1869 2C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
3603
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Weight:
6.22 grams
Mintage:
1,546,500
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 2,500 R-4.5 3 / 11 TIE 3 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 350 R-6.3 5 / 11 5 / 11
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 3 / 11 TIE 3 / 11 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 350
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-6.3
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 11
65 or Better 3 / 11 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 11
65 or Better 3 / 11 TIE

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 estimated grade
5 MS64+BN PCGS grade
6 MS64BN PCGS grade
6 MS64BN PCGS grade
6 MS64BN PCGS grade
6 MS64BN PCGS grade
6 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN estimated grade
#5 MS64+BN PCGS grade
#6 MS64BN PCGS grade
#6 MS64BN PCGS grade
#6 MS64BN PCGS grade
#6 MS64BN PCGS grade
#6 MS64BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1869 Two Cent piece is similar in rarity to the 1868 but is worth slightly more because of its lower mintage. This date boasts a minor (but valuable) Doubled Die Obverse variety and a couple of Repunched Date varieties (one of which also features a mis-placed date).

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