PCGS: The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry

1870 2C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

View More Images

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
3606
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Weight:
6.22 grams
Mintage:
861,250
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Bronze
Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 5 / 11 TIE 5 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 7 / 11 TIE 7 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 5 / 11 TIE 5 / 11 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 11 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 11 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN estimated grade
1 MS65BN estimated grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN estimated grade
#1 MS65BN estimated grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth: Demand for the Two Cent piece appears to have dropped in 1870, as this is the first year that the mintage dropped below 1 million coins. In terms of rarity and quality, the 1870 Two Cent piece compares favorably with the 1869.

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