Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-94
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 6.22 Grams
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
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1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF obverse 1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Small Motto proof is a great American rarity, with perhaps a dozen or so known. It may be surmised that these were never distributed to collector through normal channels, as the design was almost immediately revised to the Large Motto variety.

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1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF Brown
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$ - - - - - 18900 20900 25000 31400 34800 46000 58000 - -
1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 20630 28130 33130 44380 60450 74750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 22300 30400 35800 48000 65000 81000 - -
1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 21880 29380 40630 55630 81250 132500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 23600 31700 44000 60000 88000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/26/2003 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 5866 $43,700.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4042 $112,125.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3030 $29,900.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4032 $99,875.00
1/8/2014 NGC PF 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5152 $58,750.00
6/23/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30105 $105,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF Brown
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1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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