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Sale 74

June Long Beach Coin Auction


Two Cent Pieces
 
 
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Lot 2611
1864 Two Cents. Large motto. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Nice red colors. While the business strike 1864 two center is one of the more available of the short-lived issue, the Large Motto is the more common type of 1864, if you wish to call it that, this fully original with warm cherry-red color trounces nearly all contenders. Pop 223; 49 finer (PCGS # 3578) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,550.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$1,495
Lot 2612
1864 Two Cents. Large motto. PCGS graded MS-64 Red. Frosty Mint Red surfaces. First year issue. Most of these went into circulation soon after being struck since there was an urgent need for small circulating coinage in those darkest days of the Civil War.Pop 294 (PCGS # 3578) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$604
Lot 2613
1865 Two Cents. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Well struck with lots of mint red visible. After some experimentation with patterns of this denomination in 1863, all of them by noted Chief Engraver at the Mint, James Barton Longacre, the authorized issues appeared in 1865-73. In 1865 there are two different styles of date, from the same logotypes used for the cents. Proofs show plain 5; business strikes, including the 1865/4, have plain or fancy 5. Pop 189; 44 finer, 42 in 66RD, 2 in 67RD (PCGS # 3584) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,550.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$1,380
Lot 2614
1865 Two Cents. NGC graded MS-65 RD. Fiery mint red color, deep and glowing, with spot-free originality throughout.
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
The Arden Collection.

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$719
Lot 2615
1866 Two Cents. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Well struck with faded mint red. This is an immaculate, unhairlined, and original Gem Mint State. The surfaces have an warm mellow quality, combining original faded orange-red with deep cherry-red. Lustrous on both sides, the surfaces show no carbon while the devices are crisply delineated, meaning bold. Very elusive as such and sure to be of keen interest to knowledgeable collectors of Two-cent coinage. Pop 45; 9 finer, 2 in 65+, 7 in 66 (PCGS # 3590) .

Historic Note: The year 1866: The first big cattle drive took place this year as "cow-boys" as they were called drove 260,000 head from Texas to the meat packing plants of Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. In the next 20 years, between 4 and 8 million cattle were driven north. This practice was hotly opposed by Indians and farmers who lived en route, and many battles took place. (After Philip Armour opened his meat packing plant in Chicago after the Civil War, cattle could be sold to northern markets for as much as $40 per head, making it potentially profitable for cattle, particularly from Texas, to be herded long distances to market.).
Estimated Value $2,500 - 2,600.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$2,013
Lot 2616
1867 Two Cents. PCGS graded MS-64 Red PQ CAC Approved. Nice mint red. Pop 35; 22 finer, 21 in 65, 1 in 65+. A nice coin with claims to a higher grade (PCGS # 3593) .
Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,200.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$1,208
Lot 2617
1868 Two Cents. PCGS graded MS-65 Red & Brown. CAC Approved. Well struck with 50% mint red visible. Pop 44; 3 finer in 66RB. Nice for the grade (PCGS # 3598) .
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$2,185
Lot 2618
1869 Two Cents. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Housed in a First Generation Holder. Fiery mint red color still present. The earliest issues (1864 & 1865) are by far the most easily found with full mint red color. By 1869, mintage had declined markedly, and survivors are rarely seen this gorgeous. Pop 26; 2 finer in 66RD (PCGS # 3605) .
Estimated Value $1,250 - 1,500.
The Arden Collection.

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$3,450
Lot 2619
1869 Two Cents. PCGS graded MS-65 Red & Brown. About 25% mint red visible. Well struck. Pop 42; 1 finer in 66RB (PCGS # 3604) .
Estimated Value $900 - 950.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$949
Lot 2620
1870 Two Cents. PCGS graded MS-64 Red. CAC Approved. Lots of mint red. Pop 18; 15 finer, 1 in 64+, 14 in 65 (PCGS # 3608) .
Estimated Value $800 - 850.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$1,840
Lot 2621
1871 Two Cents. PCGS graded MS-65 Red & Brown PQ CAC Approved. About 50% mint red remaining. Pop 28; none finer at PCGS in RB (PCGS # 3610) .
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,400.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$2,760
Lot 2622
1872 Two Cents. PCGS graded MS-64 Red. In a 1st generation holder. Scarcer issue as only 65,000 struck. The low population indicates how rare these are. Satiny matte surfaces explode with intense color of varying shades that red copper generates. Judged from an aesthetic standpoint, the coin is also possessed of a much finer strike than is typically found for a late-date Two-cent piece, with full firm detail on motto, shield lines and stripes, and the reverse wreath. This is another simple, yet masterful coin designed by the Mints venerable engraver, James B. Longacre who was employed at the Philadelphia facility from 1844 until his death in 1869. Pop 9; 6 in 65 RD, 1 in 65+ RD, 3 in 66 RD.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 5,500.
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Lot 2623
1872 Two Cents. PCGS graded AU-50 Brown. CAC Approved. Scarce date. Only 65,000 circulation strikes produced (PCGS # 3612) .
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,050.
The Coltrin Family Collection.

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$1,323






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