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

1871 2C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN
PCGS #:
3609
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
6.22 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
721,250
Metal Content:
Bronze
Auction Record:
$10,350 • NCS AU • 7-25-2003 • American Numismatic Rarities
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
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 1,250 R-4.9 9 / 11 9 / 11
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 3 / 11 TIE 3 / 11 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN estimated grade  
2 MS65BN estimated grade  
8 MS64BN PCGS grade  
8 MS64BN PCGS grade  
8 MS64BN PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1871 Two-Cent piece is the last of the high-mintage dates in this series.  Though it's mintage was less than a million pieces, this date survives in Mint State to nearly the same extent as other dates with much higher mintages except for the 1864 and 1865.

Red-Brown examples are plentiful up through MS64, above which the populations drop off, ending at MS66, where a single example is noted.

Red examples are scarce, and are usually found in MS64 and MS65.  Here, the best examples include two in MS66RD.