1865 2C, RB MS64RB Certification #82130452, PCGS #3583

Owner's Comments

Plain 5

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1865 Two Cent piece is one of the most common dates of the series. Its mintage of 13,640,000 is exceeded only by the mintage of the 1864, and no other date has a mintage of more than 3.2 million pieces. This makes the 1865 a good choice as a representative example of the type. Major varieties include Plain 5 and Fancy 5; minor varieties include a lightly doubled obverse and several repunched dates. One of the most unusual varieties is a Fancy 5 with traces of a misplaced date visible in the denticles below the 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

Diameter
23.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
13640000
Weight
6.22 grams
Metal Content
Bronze
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
402
Pop Lower
359

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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 1500 R-4.8 11 / 11 11 / 11

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade PCGS #3583 (MS, Red and Brown)     66
1 MS66RB PCGS grade PCGS #3583 (MS, Red and Brown)     66
1 MS66RB PCGS grade PCGS #3583 (MS, Red and Brown)     66
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade