Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 6.2200g
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
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1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF obverse 1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Small Motto proof is a great American rarity, with perhaps a dozen or so known. It may be surmised that these were never distributed to collector through normal channels, as the design was almost immediately revised to the Large Motto variety.

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Last Updated: 3/15/2019

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1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF Brown
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1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF Red Brown
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/18/2019 1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF Brown
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Base---------------11-----2
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Total---------------11-----2
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1864 SMALL MOTTO 2C PF Red Brown
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Base---------------131----5
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Total---------------131----5
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
10/17/2012 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3030 $29,900.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4032 $99,875.00
1/8/2014 NGC PF 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5152 $58,750.00
4/22/2015 PCGS PF 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 4938 $35,250.00
9/7/2016 PCGS PF 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1239/Lot# 5396 $21,150.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 SMALL 2C PF MOTTO Brown
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1864 SMALL 2C PF MOTTO Red Brown
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1864 SMALL 2C PF MOTTO Red
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1864 SMALL 2C PF MOTTO Red Brown, Cameo
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1864 SMALL 2C PF MOTTO Red, Cameo
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