Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
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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1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

All 1873 two-cent pieces were coined as proofs, since this denomination was slated for retirement early that year. The mintage of this date has been reconstructed as 600 pieces having the Closed 3 variety and 500 with the Open 3, plus 46 additional pieces of undetermined variety struck for the minor proof sets. These numbers are all tentative and may never be certain.

This is another date that was hoarded to some extent, accounting for its seemingly higher survival rate. It has been speculated, too, that the Open 3 examples are restrikes made a few years later, as that style of date was used primarily after this denomination's termination date.

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1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2130 2280 2580 2880 3190 3530 4130 - - - -
$ - - - - - 2340 2510 2800 3100 3400 3800 4500 - -
1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2220 2400 2760 3310 3810 4630 6440 11380 - - -
$ - - - - - 2440 2640 3000 3600 4100 5000 7000 12300 -
1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2580 2940 3590 4090 6350 10500 34450 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 274
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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12/18/1996 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0903, 903/Lot# 1108 $2,354.00
5/5/2004 PCGS PF 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 5883 $2,185.00
5/28/2006 PCGS   Brown Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1553 $1,437.50
8/30/2007 NGC PF 66   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Sale - Internet Auction # 173, 179/Lot# 5124 $4,025.00
5/30/2010 PCGS PF 30   Brown Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1215 $2,632.00
10/10/2011 PCGS PF 65   Brown Teletrade Auction 3152, 3152/Lot# 1108 $3,335.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 715 $3,525.00
12/22/2013 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159727 $4,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF Brown
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1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF Red Brown
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1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF Red
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1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF Brown, Cameo
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1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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195920152071212721842243230423662426249125562641278429973242348638894667911620881297370
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1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF Red, Cameo
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1873 CLOSED 3 2C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1976203020882146220322612324238624482511257526792861308333503699435760081202124621352490
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Grade: PF 65 RD
Points: 4123
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
Grade: PF 65 RB
Points: 3686
Owner: silvervet
 
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