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SERIES: Shield Two Cents 1864-1873
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1865 2C, BN (Proof)

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PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR65BN

PCGS PR65BN
PCGS #:
3627
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
6.22 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
500
Metal Content:
Bronze
Auction Record:
$3,450 • PCGS PR66 • 4-27-2011 • Heritage Auctions
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Ron Guth: In 1865, employees at the Philadelphia Mint struck off 500 Proof Two Cent pieces.  Apparently, they are all of the Plain 5 variety, and at least two different die varieties are known.  A high percentage of the mintage survives today -- PCGS alone has certified over 250 Proofs.  Red-Brown seems to be the most common format and most Proofs are of the Brilliant version.  Cameo Proofs are very rare and Deep Cameo Proofs are exceedingly rare, if they exist at all.