Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Catalog: KM-94
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 6.22g
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 2C PF obverse 1868 2C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The proofs of this date, as with most two-cent pieces, have a relatively low survival rate. In addition to the 600 sold with the silver proof sets, Kevin Flynn added 53 more included in minor proof sets, yet even this total is probably incomplete. There is anecdotal evidence that the Mint furnished unsold proof coins at the end of each year to favored dealers at face value, so the complete distribution will never be known.

As with most two-cent proofs, the 1868 edition is rare in gem condition and with anymore than partial red color.

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1868 2C PF Brown
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1868 2C PF Red Brown
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1868 2C PF Red
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 184
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/12/1999 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1153, 1153/Lot# 1185 $463.25
5/31/2004 PCGS PF 64   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 413 $748.00
4/25/2005 NGC PF 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 207 $385.25
11/3/2005 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 415 $1,725.00
8/11/2010 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 4001 $5,031.25
3/27/2015 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5217 $1,645.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Red Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10039 $23,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 2C PF Brown
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1868 2C PF Red Brown
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1868 2C PF Red
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1868 2C PF Brown, Cameo
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1868 2C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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1868 2C PF Red, Cameo
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1868 2C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1868 2C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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Grade: PF 64 BN
Points: 1290
Owner: Edward O'Rourke
 
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