Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 960
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 6.2200g
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
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1871 2C PF obverse 1871 2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

In addition to the 960 proof two-cent pieces included with the silver sets, another 105 were struck for the minor sets. How many actually went to collectors will probably never be known, but this date is scarce in all grades are genuinely rare in fully red gem condition.

A large percentage of the proofs feature a boldly doubled obverse die (photo). Because this variety is not rare in relation to others of this date, it is not noted by NGC.

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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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1871 2C PF BN
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1871 2C PF RB
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1871 2C PF RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 480 675 840 1500 3875 11250 31000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 264
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1871 2C PF BN
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Total------------1810141882---61
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1871 2C PF RB
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Total-----------113134852201---139
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1871 2C PF RD
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Total-------------11133172---55
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1871 2C PF RBC
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Total----------------14----5
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1871 2C PF RDC
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Total----------------311---5
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1871 2C PF RDU
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Base------------------1---1
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Total------------------1---1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 2C PF BN
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1871 2C PF RB
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1871 2C PF RD
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1871 2C PF BNC
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1871 2C PF RBC
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1871 2C PF RDC
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Grade: PF 64 RB
Points: 1005
Owner: njf
 
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