Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,640,000
Catalog: KM-94
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 6.22 Grams
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1865 2C MS obverse 1865 2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of the two-cent piece remained high through 1865, as the Mint struggled to supplement the new bronze cents introduced the year before. This issue is common in all circulated grades and in the lower range of Mint State. Even gems are reasonably available, if one is not particular about having fully red coins.

This is another date that is rich in die-punching varieties, and NGC recognizes the best of these under its VarietyPlus Service. These varieties are divided among two date styles, the first featuring a Plain 5 (photo) and the other having a Fancy 5 with a sharply curved flag. These same date styles are repeated on the cents of this date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1865 2C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.10 19.55 25.30 31.05 49.20 49.20 75.60 82.80 90.00 108 113 138 150 198 250 440 990 - - - -
$ 55.00 85.00 93.00 101 121 126 155 168 220 280 480 1090 - -
1865 2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 115 150 168 216 405 630 1400 4490 - - -
$ - - - - - 129 168 188 240 460 690 1540 4800 -
1865 2C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 192 282 420 840 1840 4680 21450 - - -
$ - - - - - - 215 310 460 920 2020 5100 23200 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2400
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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5/25/2002 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22111, 22111/Lot# 11278 $718.75
5/27/2003 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23061, 23061/Lot# 13252 $112.70
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 454 $218.50
5/29/2008 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 252, 258/Lot# 5101 $494.50
12/8/2011 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7507 $184.00
12/25/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Brown Teletrade Auction 3195, 3195/Lot# 1248 $50.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14236 $296.10
2/9/2014 PCGS   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169620 $38.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33337210215120120520921622023730438152785613331799493285371
3332682118167202206211217225259329429636101514882843613385370
000000167202206211217225259329429636101514882843613300
000000184203207213218231281355478746117416433887733500
1865 2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333111212220223230237255320409551933162922886693121741
33333391442142212252322432763494566781165184837568520121740
000000144214221225232243276349456678116518483756852000
0000001782172222272342492983795038051397206852241034700
1865 2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333385143223272288366551106615732417427511326212051
333333330104169239277314427722123518543036662514619212050
00000033010416923927731442772212351854303666251461900
00000035712319625528234048989414042135365589751791200
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 3163
Owner: yosi
 
Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 1381
Owner: Conly Rieder
 
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