Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 6.2200g
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/8/2020

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1868 2C PF BN
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 340 360 425 500 615 1100 1660 4375 - - -
1868 2C PF RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 420 455 650 895 1850 3975 10000 - - -
1868 2C PF RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 465 650 815 1800 3450 9250 25000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 189
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1868 2C PF BN
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Base-------------13796----26
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Total-------------13797----27
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1868 2C PF RB
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Base-------------384040235---119
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Total-------------384140245---121
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1868 2C PF RD
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Base--------------215881---34
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Total--------------215881---34
 --------------6%44%24%24%3%--- 
1868 2C PF BNC
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Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
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1868 2C PF RBC
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Base----------------251---8
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Total----------------261---9
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1868 2C PF RDC
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Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 2C PF BN
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1868 2C PF RB
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000000318036252665190910511244158220692952450487151641500
1868 2C PF RD
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Base333333333955027741066108813331558208731494992743114866274991
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1868 2C PF BNC
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1868 2C PF RBC
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Base333333333514716651013107311521258144419972573421412094222591
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1868 2C PF RDC
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1868 2C PF RBU
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1868 2C PF RDU
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Grade: PF 64 BN
Points: 1290
Owner: Edward O'Rourke
 
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