Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 960
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 PF obverse 1871 2C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In addition to the 960 proof two-cent pieces included with the silver sets, another 105 were struck for the minor sets. How many actually went to collectors will probably never be known, but this date is scarce in all grades are genuinely rare in fully red gem condition.

A large percentage of the proofs feature a boldly doubled obverse die (photo). Because this variety is not rare in relation to others of this date, it is not noted by NGC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1871 2C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 288 336 360 390 500 550 840 1370 4230 - - -
$ - - - - 320 370 400 430 550 610 920 1510 4600 -
1871 2C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 390 450 600 880 1280 2540 5850 - - -
$ - - - - - - 430 500 660 970 1410 2700 6300 -
1871 2C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 480 690 840 1340 3560 7740 27950 - - -
$ - - - - - - 530 760 920 1470 3800 8400 30200 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 267
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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6/14/2004 PCGS PF 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 1896, 1896/Lot# 1069 $577.50
6/27/2005 NGC PF 63   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 298 $327.75
1/3/2006 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 956 $862.50
9/13/2006 PCGS PF 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 643 $6,325.00
1/7/2009 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 557 $2,530.00
1/31/2010 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 894 $661.25
8/30/2013 PCGS   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4269 $675.63
3/2/2014 NGC PF 65   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 144802 $1,117.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 2C PF Brown
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1871 2C PF Red Brown
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1871 2C PF Red
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1871 2C PF Brown, Cameo
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1871 2C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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1871 2C PF Red, Cameo
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1871 2C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1871 2C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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Grade: PF 65 BN
Points: 1271
Owner: Penny Guy
 
Grade: PF 64 RB
Points: 1005
Owner: mania
 
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