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: 6/17/2013

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1871 2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 18.40 25.30 40.25 78.20 132 180 210 228 252 288 354 420 575 780 1370 - - - -
$ 148 202 230 250 280 320 390 460 630 860 1510 - -
1871 2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 330 420 480 810 1470 2370 - - - -
$ - - - - - 360 460 530 890 1620 2610 - -
1871 2C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 360 510 840 2090 6210 27630 - - - -
$ - - - - - 400 560 920 2300 6700 29800 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 533
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/27/2005 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 295 $460.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1218 $402.50
12/8/2011 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3185 $1,495.00
7/15/2012 NGC MS 62   Brown Teletrade Auction 3311, 3311/Lot# 1647 $240.00
7/11/2013 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 7369 $499.38
8/30/2013 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4270 $912.98
12/29/2013 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 160451 $31.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7212 $646.25


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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