|Title||1868 2C, BN|
|Service Catalog #||3597|
1868 2C MS62 Brown NGC. Although 1868 two cent-output was down considerably from its peak in 1864 (2.8 million versus 19.8 million coins), this issue remains collectible in most grades. Tawny-brown surfaces exhibit areas of complementary mauve and gunmetal-blue accents. There are few major marks, and those that do appear occur mainly above the motto. The strike is somewhat soft on WE, the date, olive leaves, and lower reverse legends. That side is in a late die state with numerous peripheral cracks that should be of interest to specialists. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15404, realized $240. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|