1864 Shield Two Cent Small Motto Value Facts:
1864 Small Motto is a key and worth around $175 to $200 in G4 (Good) grade and can be worth at much as $1500 in MS63 (Mint State). The value will can increase if the coin is certified and graded by a reputable grading service. The value will be lower if the coin is damaged or cleaned in any way.
You will see that most Shield Two Cents for sell online will have some type of issue they will be either cleaned, scratched, pitted or corroded. You will need to closely examine the images to see the differences in color and “texture”, of a coin’s surface, among the different problems listed above.
1864 Shield Two Cent Small Motto value is also determined using three distinct grade conditions: RD (Red), RB (Red/Brown) and BN (Brown). Red condition grades are rare and are the most valuable while brown is the most common.
One of the most valuable 1864 Shield Two Cent Small Motto was graded MS66 RD by PCGS and sold for $32,200.
Two Cent Shield Nickel Value By Date:
Designer: James Barton Longacre
Diameter: 23 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 95% Other – 5%
Weight: 96 grains (6.2 grams)
Mint mark: None (all Two Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)