Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 721,250
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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1871 2C MS obverse 1871 2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a slightly smaller mintage, this issue is nevertheless comparable in overall rarity to the 1870 edition. Scarce in all grades, gems having red color are quite rare.

A bold repunched date and a doubled-die obverse constitute the collectable varieties for this date. Lesser varieties exist, but they are of little note.

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Price Guide

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1871 2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 27.00 42.00 85.00 140 195 220 245 275 315 380 440 575 875 1750 - - - -
$ 155 - - 255 - 330 400 485 630 1250 - - -
1871 2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 350 450 575 850 1950 4600 - - - -
$ - - - - - 375 485 650 950 2200 - - -
1871 2C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 425 575 875 1800 6500 29000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2500 10000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 550
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 80 $460.00
10/9/2008 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 290, 296/Lot# 5166 $546.25
6/27/2010 PCGS XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 2878, 2878/Lot# 1291 $195.50
3/17/2011 PCGS AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7437 $207.00
2/9/2014 NCS   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169760 $135.30
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   Brown Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7432 $340.75
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 50   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 200629 $185.90
8/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21149 $182.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base598111117132047755160966371577479384795810511239158323024775822611
669113122137250257062768073578081188498911141354182331265925822610
00000057062768073578081188498911141354182331265925822600
000000590645698754787829921102011761468206239517076822600
1871 2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base811111713204775155976537157357648389081066123915582433367566541223011
911312213724905426166747227457898619611124134518502847466885131223010
0000006166747227457898619611124134518502847466885131223000
000000634694728754813885101311811452214132615661103711223000
1871 2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9812320125542356365371577483890894910281239158323354290785992141750111
106149219311470593674735795861922975109813541834298754808311119761750110
000000674735795861922975109813541834298754808311119761750100
0000006947548178859351002116914682084363866698762147391750100
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Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1239
Owner: Penny Guy
 
Grade: MS 62 BN
Points: 958
Owner: njf
 
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