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Obverse of 1866 Two Cents     Reverse of 1866 Two Cents


1866 TWO CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3588, 3589, 3590, 3630, 3631, 3632

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,177,000
Proofs: 
estimated 725+

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

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-66RD's.

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66BN's.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66RB's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo example is a single PRCA-66.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1303, sold for $1,840.00

PCGS Proof 65 Red (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4172

PCGS Proof 64, Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1452, illustrated, sold for $483.00  Part of The Benson Collection purchased in the 1940's

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 394, sold for $2,300.00

NGC MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1304, sold for $345.00

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