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    Gorgeous Red Premium Gem 1864 Small Motto Two Cents

    1864 2C Small Motto MS66 Red PCGS. The 1864 Small Motto is one of two significant Guide Book variants for the denomination, and unlike the 1867 Doubled Die, the Small Motto two cent piece is considered an integral part of a complete set for the business strike series. Though a handful of survivors exist in better grades, these pieces only occasionally reach the numismatic marketplace.
    This Premium Gem, which sports vibrant copper-orange and peach surfaces, is tied for the finest Red representative graded by either NGC or PCGS (12/07). The strike is pleasing, and the overall visual appeal is excellent. Only a few small marks are present in inoffensive areas, and the devices in particular are surprisingly clean. A great candidate for the Registry enthusiast.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22N8, PCGS# 3581)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & zinc

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2008
    9th-12th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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