Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,546,500
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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1869 2C MS obverse 1869 2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The success of the nickel three-cent and five-cent pieces severely reduced the demand for addition two-cent pieces, and its mintage fell rapidly after 1868. This date is moderately scarce in the higher circulated grades and in Mint State. Gems are elusive, those having full red color being truly rare.

The varieties of this date follow the pattern of 1868 in that most are minor. A few, however, have somewhat greater appeal and are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/26/2015

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1869 2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 17.50 22.00 28.00 38.00 65.00 110 120 150 170 200 225 290 430 750 1575 - - - -
$ 72.00 - - - - - 240 325 480 - - - -
1869 2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 220 250 340 625 1700 3800 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 275 365 700 2150 - - -
1869 2C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 240 335 600 1700 4000 15500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 265 360 750 2000 8000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 508
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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5/31/2004 NGC MS 65   Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 415 $403.00
1/18/2006 PCGS AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 2147, 2147/Lot# 1061 $123.20
9/11/2008 NGC AU 58   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 282, 288/Lot# 5153 $161.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1754 $534.75
11/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7666 $129.25
2/16/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171899 $110.00
4/19/2015 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131517/Lot# 27082 $188.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333376123183237268288317336351409437597100514944276748611
3332791143201247274297323341370418490733116824215346748610
000000201247274297323341370418490733116824215346748600
000000219257281307329346389427543869133133486416748600
1869 2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331312512823013303513664184896421088187355431025711
33333451712612883103373563834415407901349309671141025710
0000001712612883103373563834415407901349309671141025700
0000002112712943203443614004655919391611431986851025700
1869 2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333312320130436638143766311861790258580481536211
333333343149235324371399512837138720554406104861536210
000000343149235324371399512837138720554406104861536200
0000003831752693453764185871011158823206227129241536200
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1790
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 642
Owner: silvervet
 
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