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    Red and Brown Gem 1872 Two Cent
    Final Business Strike Year

    1872 2C MS65 Red and Brown PCGS. The bronze two cent piece was created to address the need for small coinage during the Civil War, but the denomination had no place in the postwar era, and dwindling mintages reinforced the fact. By 1872, the last year of business strikes before the two cent coin was put out of its misery, just 65,000 pieces were struck, and most have been lost. By contrast, this example is not only a Gem, but it has considerable reddish-orange luster to go along with the violet-brown dotting the obverse and occupying the central reverse. A warmly lustrous and amply appealing coin with minimal carbon. Population: 11 in 65 Red and Brown, 0 finer (11/11).(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 5NAW, PCGS# 3613)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & zinc


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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