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1872 2C, BN MS64BN

CERTIFICATION#: 21617425
PCGS #: 3612

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1872 Two Cent piece is the key date to the series. It has the lowest mintage by far. It's mintage is 65,000 and the next lowest mintage is the 1871, with a mintage of 721,250. The mintage of the 1872 Two Cent piece doesn't even come near any other coins in the series.

The 1872 Two Cent piece is scarce and commands a premium in all grades. In Uncirculated condition it is really scarce and only serious collectors can usually own one, as examples in Gem condition will cost thousands of dollars. Examples in Uncirculated Red Brown condition are scarce in all grades. And examples in Uncirculated Red condition are extremely scarce, especially in MS66 condition or higher.     

 

Diameter

23.00 millimeters
Designer

James Barton Longacre
Edge

Plain
Mintage

65000
Weight

6.22 grams
Metal Content

Bronze
Country

The United States of America
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7
POP LOWER

625
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 2 / 11 2 / 11
All Grades 150 R-7.5 2 / 11 2 / 11
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 2 / 11 2 / 11

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN estimated grade
1 MS65BN estimated grade
5 MS64BN PCGS grade