Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 950
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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1872 2C PF obverse 1872 2C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The total reported mintage of proof 1872 two-cent pieces includes an additional 198 coins struck for sale within the minor proof sets. This date seems to have survived in greater numbers than some of the earlier ones, perhaps because the rarity of currency strikes prompted their preservation.

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1872 2C PF Brown
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1872 2C PF Red Brown
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1872 2C PF Red
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 334
Low Grade: 50
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
7/26/2003 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 5878 $920.00
4/25/2005 NGC PF 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 211 $511.75
4/27/2011 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(2), 1154/Lot# 4313 $2,645.00
5/27/2012 PCGS PF 64   Brown Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 495 $621.00
10/14/2012 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 3363, 3363/Lot# 1136 $700.00
8/8/2013 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3265 $1,292.50
7/18/2014 PCGS PF 63   Red Brown Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21043 $616.88
8/31/2014 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 207821 $1,100.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 2C PF Brown
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333333398337498655731754798884106214162037494412056173000
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000000319338755969073876482292111661561236871891467800
1872 2C PF Red Brown
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Base333333332984506377457838821028111713031799390211290207611
33333331013485126737578169301057117914682500636414447207610
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0000003199399574709770849979108712411633320188271760400
1872 2C PF Red
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Base3333333331447166377482010131271170721972754536716209299541
333333310636653570078988410991416187023823625898120790299540
00000031063665357007898841099141618702382362589812079000
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1872 2C PF Brown, Cameo
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1872 2C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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333333311840458576285692010651243137817022842723716567303150
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1872 2C PF Red, Cameo
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Base33333333363539752874925113514831969251331265973183663393462009
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1872 2C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1872 2C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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Registry Image Gallery
Grade: PF 65 RB
Points: 1303
Owner: Penny Guy
 
Grade: PF 65 RB
Points: 1303
Owner: silvervet
 
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