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

1872 2C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN
PCGS #:
3612
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
6.22 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
65,000
Metal Content:
Bronze
Auction Record:
$10,350 • NGC MS66 • 7-27-2008 • Stack's
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
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Numismatic
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Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 2 / 11 2 / 11
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 2 / 11 2 / 11
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 2 / 11 2 / 11
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
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1 MS65BN estimated grade  
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5 MS64BN PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
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1 MS65BN estimated grade  
1 MS65BN estimated grade  
5 MS64BN PCGS grade  
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5 MS64BN PCGS grade  
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Jaime Hernandez: The 1872 Two Cent piece is the key date to the series. It has the lowest mintage by far. It's mintage is 65,000 and the next lowest mintage is the 1871, with a mintage of 721,250. The mintage of the 1872 Two Cent piece doesn't even come near any other coins in the series.

The 1872 Two Cent piece is scarce and commands a premium in all grades. In Uncirculated condition it is really scarce and only serious collectors can usually own one, as examples in Gem condition will cost thousands of dollars. Examples in Uncirculated Red Brown condition are scarce in all grades. And examples in Uncirculated Red condition are extremely scarce, especially in MS66 condition or higher.