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1872 TWO CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3612, 3613, 3614, 3648, 3649, 3650

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 65,000
Proofs: 
estimated 950+

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)

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-65RB's.

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

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

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

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 72, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

PCGS Proof-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7775, not illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS Proof 65, Red and Brown. 
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1464, illustrated, sold for $805.00

NGC Proof-65 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1313, sold for $460.00

NGC Proof-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6740, illustrated, sold for $517.50

Proof-62 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 398, sold for $299.00

PCGS Proof-62 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1314, sold for $575.00

ANACS MS-62 Brown.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5962, not plated, sold for $782.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1315, sold for $391.00

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 255, not plated, sold for $287.50

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