Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 721,250
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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1871 2C MS obverse 1871 2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a slightly smaller mintage, this issue is nevertheless comparable in overall rarity to the 1870 edition. Scarce in all grades, gems having red color are quite rare.

A bold repunched date and a doubled-die obverse constitute the collectable varieties for this date. Lesser varieties exist, but they are of little note.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1871 2C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.40 25.30 40.25 78.20 132 132 180 210 228 252 270 288 354 420 575 780 1370 - - - -
$ 148 202 230 250 280 300 320 390 460 630 860 1510 - -
1871 2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 282 330 420 480 810 1470 2370 - - - -
$ - - - - - 310 360 460 530 890 1620 2610 - -
1871 2C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 360 510 840 2090 6210 27630 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 400 560 920 2300 6700 29800 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 507
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 80 $460.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 295 $460.00
1/23/2011 PCGS XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 3000, 3000/Lot# 1263 $207.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7451 $411.25
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7233 $417.13
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   Brown Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7432 $340.75
5/11/2014 PCGS AU 50   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 182033 $185.90
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7451 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333123237295351398429474502515575620684102115214775822611
33343161256313366408444483506535590641796118726055925822610
000000313366408444483506535590641796118726055925822600
000000332382418459492510555605662908135436907075822600
1871 2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333332123814234504895155275867458911206188666541223011
33333722683954324634975195466397939961432347585121223010
0000002683954324634975195466397939961432347585121223000
000000324409441476506523566692842110116595064103711223000
1871 2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333319430444552753966390813931878264392141750111
3333333662303514725315807441069155421334833119761750110
0000003662303514725315807441069155421334833119761750100
00000031302673984995356218261231171623887023147381750100
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Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 684
Owner: Penny Guy
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 684
Owner: Ron Lewis
 
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