The 1872 two cent coins have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these two cent pieces.

1872 2 Cent Coin

Specifications

Type: 2 Cent Coin
Year: 1872
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
1872 Philadelphia 65,000
1872 Proof Philadelphia 950+

Value

The 1872 2 cent coin is worth around $300 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $700. In extremely fine condition the value is around $1,000. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,800 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $3,750.

The 1872 proof 2 cent coin is worth around $900 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:

1871 Two Cent Coin