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Obverse of 1867 Two Cents     Reverse of 1867 Two Cents


1867 TWO CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3591, 3592, 3593, 3633, 3634, 3635

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,938,750
Proofs: 
estimated 625+

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 2 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 16 MS-65RD's.

The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Die" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64BN's.

The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Die" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RB.

The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Die" Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RD.

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65BN's.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-66RB's.

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6737, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7770, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

NGC Proof-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7771, not illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS Proof-65 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 66, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1305, sold for $460.00

PCGS Proof 64, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1453, illustrated, sold for $776.00  Part of The Benson Collection purchased in the 1940's

Proof-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5456, not plated, sold for $661.25

PCGS MS-64, Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1454, not illustrated, sold for $460.00  Purchased from Ira S. Reed in the 1940's

MS-64 Red and Brown Questionable color.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5455, not plated, sold for $690.00

ANACS MS-60 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1370, "Doubled Die", not illustrated, sold for $437.00

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