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

1868 2C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN
PCGS #:
3597
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
6.22 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
2,803,750
Metal Content:
Bronze
Auction Record:
$494 • PCGS MS65 • 6-7-2015 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
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Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 5 / 11 TIE 5 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 6 / 11 6 / 11
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 8 / 11 8 / 11
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
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1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
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6 MS64BN PCGS grade
6 MS64BN PCGS grade
6 MS64BN PCGS grade  
6 MS64BN PCGS grade  
6 MS64BN PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1868 Two Cent piece is similar in rarity to the 1867. The only varieties worthy of mention are a misplaced date (with a possible 6 protruding from the denticles beneath the 6 of the date) and a possible 1868/7 overdate (subject to further confirmation).

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