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
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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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1870 2C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 375 425 500 725 1100 1950 5750 - - -
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1870 2C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 400 500 635 1050 1475 3750 - - - -
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1870 2C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 460 650 800 1550 3850 12750 27500 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 265
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
8/17/1996 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 6657 $1,045.00
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
6/21/2009 NGC PF 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2708, 2708/Lot# 1282 $2,300.00
4/27/2011 NGC PF 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 9740 $431.25
2/22/2013 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1202 $2,820.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1203 $1,410.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 8377 $1,410.00
5/18/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10021 $5,300.00
10/31/2014 PCGS PF 63   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22038 $446.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 2C PF Brown
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000000317735751864168872179187810421373218566081345200
1870 2C PF Red Brown
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Base33333333268409584684715793856100513031634374710520193631
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000000317936252565070476783595512031523304282621641500
1870 2C PF Red
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Base333333332784236027057359081036141622152699515815224281781
3333333943264826367157929501162168223763518851319542281780
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00000031863745426707258509931289194825374338118682386000
1870 2C PF Brown, Cameo
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1870 2C PF Red Brown, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333331447166577680989410151183151718884214120942225940542
33333331063665357027878379341071129416402663684015482283530
0000003106366535702787837934107112941640266368401548200
0000003210418600739798865974112714051764343894671887000
1870 2C PF Red, Cameo
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Base33333333327487684798831102112181645253330665747172843198458520
333333311138055272280989410861360194127103959959222184408290
00000031113805527228098941086136019412710395995922218400
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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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