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Obverse of 1864 Two Cents     Reverse of 1864 Two Cents


1864 TWO CENTS

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 19,847,500
Proofs: 
estimated 100+

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 23 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 95%
Other - 5%

Weight: 96 grains (6.2 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all dates in the Two Cents series were struck at Philadelphia, PA)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Varieties:


Large Motto - Common

Close-up of 1864 Two Cents - Small Motto
Small Motto - Scarce

Notes:
The finest "Large Motto" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66BN.  

The finest "Large Motto" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-66RB's.

The finest "Large Motto" Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67RD.

The finest Proof "Large Motto" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66BN's.

The finest Proof "Large Motto" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-66RB's.

The finest Proof "Large Motto" Red examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66RD's. 

The finest Proof Cameo "Large Motto" example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

The finest Uncirculated Brown "Small Motto" examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65BN's.  

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown "Small Motto" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66RB's.  

The finest Uncirculated Red "Small Motto" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66RD's.

The finest Proof "Small Motto" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65BN.  

The finest Proof "Small Motto" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65RB.  

The finest Proof "Small Motto" Red example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66RD.  

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.

Significant examples:
See the individual varieties listed below

Recent appearances:
See the individual varieties listed below

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, J
uly 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service