The 1868 two cent coins have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these two cent pieces.

1868 2 Cent Coin

Specifications

Type: 2 Cent Coin
Year: 1868
Face Value: $0.02
Composition: 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
Total Weight: 6.22 grams

There is no mint mark on this coin. Each coin was minted in Philadelphia.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1868 Philadelphia 2,803,750
1868 Proof Philadelphia 600+

Value

The 1868 2 cent coin is worth around $15 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $50. In extremely fine condition the value is around $75. In uncirculated condition the price is around $150 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $250.

The 1868 proof 2 cent coin is worth around $450 in PR-63BN condition.

Grading System

Good- At least part of the "IN GOD" section of the motto is visible.

Very fine- The word "WE" in the motto is clear but not strong.

Extremely fine- The word "WE" in the motto is bold.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS-63BN choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent. The color is brown.

PR-63BN proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws. The color is brown.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1867 Two Cent Coin
1866 Two Cent Coin
1865 Two Cent Coin