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Obverse of 1868 Two Cents     Reverse of 1868 Two Cents


1868 TWO CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3597, 3598, 3599, 3636, 3637, 3638

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,803,750
Proofs: 
estimated 600+

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 examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown example  graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RB.

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

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-65BN's.

The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67RB.

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67RD's.

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 67, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof 65, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1455, illustrated, sold for $1,667.00

PCGS Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6206, not plated, sold for $920.00   From the Alex Highland Collection

PCGS Proof 64, Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1456, illustrated, sold for $661.00  Part of the Benson Collection purchased in the 1940's

Proof-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 395, sold for $230.00

PCGS Proof 62, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1457, not illustrated, sold for $397.00

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