Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 721,250
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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1871 2C MS obverse 1871 2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a slightly smaller mintage, this issue is nevertheless comparable in overall rarity to the 1870 edition. Scarce in all grades, gems having red color are quite rare.

A bold repunched date and a doubled-die obverse constitute the collectable varieties for this date. Lesser varieties exist, but they are of little note.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/1/2015

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1871 2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 27.00 42.00 85.00 140 195 220 245 275 315 380 440 575 875 1650 - - - -
$ 155 - - 255 - 330 400 485 630 1250 - - -
1871 2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 350 450 575 850 1700 3000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 375 485 650 950 2000 - - -
1871 2C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 425 575 875 1800 6500 29000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2500 10000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 538
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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5/2/2001 NGC AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 1433, 1433/Lot# 1084 $119.90
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 206 $320.85
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 80 $460.00
8/14/2007 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2007 August Milwaukee, WI Final Session #445, 445/Lot# 7317 $402.50
1/3/2011 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 231 $862.50
1/12/2014 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131403/Lot# 24482 $487.63
3/9/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 147509 $88.00
3/9/2014 NGC AU 58   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 144803 $192.79
11/2/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131445/Lot# 24337 $211.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333123237295351398429474502515575620684102115214775822611
33343161256313366408444483506535590641796118726055925822610
000000313366408444483506535590641796118726055925822600
000000332382418459492510555605662908135436907075822600
1871 2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333332123814234504895155275867458911206188666541223011
33333722683954324634975195466397939961432347585121223010
0000002683954324634975195466397939961432347585121223000
000000324409441476506523566692842110116595064103711223000
1871 2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333319430444552753966390813931878264392141750111
3333333662303514725315807441069155421334833119761750110
0000003662303514725315807441069155421334833119761750100
00000031302673984995356218261231171623887023147381750100
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Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 684
Owner: Penny Guy
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 684
Owner: Ron Lewis
 
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