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Obverse of 1865 Two Cents     Reverse of 1865 Two Cents


1865 TWO CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3582, 3583, 3584, 3627, 3628, 3629

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 

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 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

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

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-66RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67RD's.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66BN.

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

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 8 PR-66RD's.

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 267, "Fancy 5", illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 197, "Plain 5", sold for $575.00

NGC Proof-65 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1299, sold for $471.50

PCGS Proof-64 Red.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5963, not plated, sold for $1,552.50

Proof-64 Red.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 391, sold for $747.50

Proof-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 392, sold for $287.50

PCGS MS-67 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1300, sold for $9,775.00

PCGS MS-66, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1450, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00  Part of the Benson Collection purchased in the 1940's

NGC MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1369, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

NGC MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1301, sold for $506.00

NGC MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 362, not illustrated, sold for $546.00

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 116, sold for $546.25

MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 393, unsold

MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5493, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

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