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SERIES: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1866 2C, RB (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB
PCGS #:
3589
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
6.22 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
3,177,000
Metal Content:
Bronze
Auction Record:
$3,173 • PCGS MS66 • 6-25-2015 • Legend Rare Coin Auctions
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 9 / 11 9 / 11
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
6 MS65RB PCGS grade  
6 MS65RB PCGS grade  
6 MS65RB PCGS grade  
6 MS65RB PCGS grade  
6 MS65RB PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In terms of overall mintage, the 1866 Two Cent piece is the third most common date of the series.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Getting Your Two Cents Worth" by Kevin Flynn
"Two Cent Piece - An 1864 Attribution Guide" by Frank Leone
"Cherrypickers' Guide, Fifth Edition, Volume I" by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton