1864 2C Large Motto, RB MS65RB Certification #38445929, PCGS #3577

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1864, the Philadelphia Mint produced two versions of the Two Cent piece, both relating to the size of the letters in the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. The Large Motto replaced the Small Motto and became the model for the remaining years of the Two Cent type. The Large Motto variety is the more common of the two. Cherry-pickers should keep a lookout for the following scarce and interesting varieties:

1864 Large Motto, Doubled Die Obverse
1864 Large Motto, Triple Punched Date
1864 Large Motto, Reverse clashed with the obverse die of an Indian Head Cent!

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

PCGS #
3577
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
23.00 millimeters
Weight
6.22 grams
Mintage
19847500
Metal
Bronze
Pop Higher
60
Pop Lower
2043
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 5000 R-4.0 10 / 11 TIE 10 / 11 TIE
All Grades 5000 R-4.0 10 / 11 TIE 10 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 1000 R-5.0 10 / 11 10 / 11
65 or Better 5000
All Grades 5000
60 or Better 1000
65 or Better R-4.0
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better 10 / 11 TIE
All Grades 10 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 11
65 or Better 10 / 11 TIE
All Grades 10 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 11

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade