Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
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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1870 2C PF obverse 1870 2C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Why the mintage figures for 1870 proofs were so high is unknown, but the reconstructed numbers include 1000 (silver proof sets) and 129 (minor proof sets). How many of these survive today is uncertain, but this date seems to be a bit more available than earlier ones in high grades.

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Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1870 2C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 336 360 408 444 690 840 1330 4750 - - -
$ - - - - - 370 400 450 490 760 920 1460 5100 -
1870 2C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 390 450 600 790 1250 3120 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 430 500 660 870 1380 3400 - -
1870 2C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 456 510 740 1470 3000 6440 16250 - - -
$ - - - - - - 500 560 810 1620 3200 7000 17600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 260
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/20/2001 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21114 #21114, 21114/Lot# 4057 $1,000.00
12/2/2001 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1512, 1512/Lot# 1045 $672.00
5/28/2008 NGC PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 1134 $2,760.00
2/1/2009 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 762 $1,380.00
2/22/2013 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1202 $2,820.00
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 810, 819/Lot# 49 $5,850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 2C PF Brown
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000000317735751864168872179187810421373218566081345200
1870 2C PF Red Brown
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1870 2C PF Red
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1870 2C PF Brown, Cameo
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1870 2C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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0000003106366535702787837934107112941640266368401548200
0000003210418600739798865974112714051764343894671887000
1870 2C PF Red, Cameo
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1870 2C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1870 2C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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Grade: PF 66 RB
Points: 1634
Owner: ddr70
 
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