Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,803,750
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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1868 2C MS obverse 1868 2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a mintage figure comparable to those of 1866 and 1867, this date is noticeably more scarce in Mint State and genuinely rare in fully red gem condition. Given that the coining of this denomination fell so much the following year, it's possible that not all of this date were distributed. Some may have remained in vaults when the order came in 1873 to destroy existing stocks.

Varieties for this date are numerous but nearly all quite minor. Perhaps the most distinctive is a misplaced date die on which the top of an 8 or 6 is seen within the denticles below the date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1868 2C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.25 19.55 25.30 33.35 52.80 52.80 88.80 93.60 98.40 120 126 138 180 222 300 500 980 - - - -
$ 59.00 99.00 105 110 134 141 155 202 240 330 550 1080 - -
1868 2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 132 150 210 336 500 910 2500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 148 168 230 370 550 1000 2700 - -
1868 2C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 204 330 600 1440 5660 8000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 220 360 660 1580 6100 8600 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 530
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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1/7/2004 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 5017 $3,565.00
9/21/2008 PCGS MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 2587, 2587/Lot# 1202 $212.80
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2465 $414.00
1/6/2010 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 7457 $517.50
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7568 $256.45
2/28/2012 NGC MS 66   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1750 $2,012.50
6/30/2013 PCGS AU 55   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 37 $110.00
9/29/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 141037 $16.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33337211117122725828231433635140943757598214774218739411
3332685131189237266292321341370418483710114723905276739410
000000189237266292321341370418483710114723905276739400
000000208247274303328346389427529846131233046335739400
1868 2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331232372722953303513664184775971066184354051000011
33333431612482793063373563834375177531325303069361000010
0000001612482793063373563834375177531325303069361000000
0000001992602873183443614004575579091584421784681000000
1868 2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333312320130436638143764211591753255579151510511
333333343149235324371399505814135720204341103111510510
000000343149235324371399505814135720204341103111510500
000000383175269345376418573986155522876128127081510500
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Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 597
Owner: mtayl03
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 597
Owner: RGT
 
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