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SERIES: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1864 2C LM RPD FS-1302 (FS-001.7), BN (Regular Strike)

PCGS #:
38241
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
6.22 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
19,847,500
Metal Content:
Bronze
 
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Ron Guth: The 1936-D 3-1/2 Legs variety was created by overpolishing of the reverse die, resulting in loss of detail on the front foreleg (see image comparisons). The 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo was created in the same manner, but on a different die where the polishing was more severe. According to the Cherrypickers' Guide, fewer than 40 examples are known.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
Cherrypickers' Guide by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton, Fifth Edition, Volume 1