How much are my U.S. Two Cent Piece with red surfaces [Type] 2-Cent piece worth?

About Two Cent Piece RD [Type] 2-Cent Pieces (Proof)

Proof 2 cent pieces are popular among 19th-century type and copper enthusiasts, who also enjoy collecting business-strike 2 cent coins, which were designed James B. Longacre. Ranging in price from the mid hundreds to the many thousands of dollars, proof 2 cent coinage is considerably scarce and especially sought after in the higher grades.

A typical proof 2 cent is encountered in Brown grade from PF60 to PF64, with higher-grading pieces and Red-Brown or Red specimens coming along much less frequently. Premiums are paid for nice Red Cameo or Red-Brown Cameo proofs or any specimen with especially nice surfaces and few detractions.

The 1864 Small Motto proof is the rarest issue of all in the series, with Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) estimating only five in existence across all grades; even the lower-level proof examples trade in the five figures. Only proof specimens were struck in 1873, and these scarce pieces generally start in the four-figure range. All other dates saw mintages in the hundreds of greater and usually range from $300 to $1,000 for typical specimens.



Denom: 2c / Two cents
Desg: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Two cent piece
Coinage Years: 1864-1873
Composition: 0.95 copper; 0.05 tin & zinc
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 23 mm
Weight: 6.22 gr
Designer: James B. Longacre
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: 3620
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CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR67 CAC


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR67


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR66 CAC


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR66


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR65 CAC


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR65


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR64 CAC


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR64


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR63 CAC


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR63


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR62 CAC


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR62


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR61 CAC


CDN Market Values for: Two Cent Piece RD [Type]
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PR61


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