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1871 2C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS #:
3609
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Weight:
6.22 grams
Mintage:
721,250
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 3,000 R-4.4 5 / 11 TIE 5 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 1,250 R-4.9 9 / 11 9 / 11
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 3 / 11 TIE 3 / 11 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 1,250
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-4.9
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 11
65 or Better 3 / 11 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 11
65 or Better 3 / 11 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+BN PCGS grade MS65+BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN estimated grade
2 MS65BN estimated grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
MS65+BN PCGS grade #1 MS65+BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN estimated grade
#2 MS65BN estimated grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1871 Two-Cent piece is the last of the high-mintage dates in this series. Though it's mintage was less than a million pieces, this date survives in Mint State to nearly the same extent as other dates with much higher mintages except for the 1864 and 1865.

Red-Brown examples are plentiful up through MS64, above which the populations drop off, ending at MS66, where a single example is noted.

Red examples are scarce, and are usually found in MS64 and MS65. Here, the best examples include two in MS66RD.