1869 2C, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

PCGS MS66+RB

PCGS MS66+RB

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PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS #:
3604
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 1,000 R-5.0 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 225 R-6.7 7 / 11 7 / 11
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 1,000
65 or Better 225
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better R-6.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 11

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB 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