As of June, 2024, a 1864 Two Cents Small Motto, RD in uncirculated specimen can be valued between $3,750.00 and $41,000.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $63,000.00 in the 01/03/2018 by renowned auctioneer Heritage Auctions, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: James Barton Longacre
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 23.00 millimeters
Weight: 6.22 grams
Mintage: 19,847,500
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: Bronze
Series: Shield Two Cents 1864-1872

1864 Two Cents Small Motto, Rd (Regular Strike) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State3,750.0041,000.0014,750.00

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1864 Two Cent. We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1864 Two Cents Small Motto, BN (Regular Strike)75.001,700.001,725.007,750.00
1864 Two Cents Large Motto, BN (Regular Strike)21.00145.00150.009,500.00
1864 Two Cents Small Motto, BN (Proof)N/AN/A12,500.0062,500.00
1864 Two Cents Large Motto, BN (Proof)N/AN/A400.008,000.00
1864 Two Cents Large Motto, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A160.0011,000.00
1864 Two Cents Large Motto, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A200.0027,500.00
1864 Two Cents DDO FS-1101, BN (Regular Strike)45.00160.00180.00675.00
1864 Two Cents FS-1901 Clash w/ Ind. 1C, BN (Regular Strike)275.00435.00450.001,000.00
1864 Two Cents DDO FS-1101, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A500.002,350.00
1864 Two Cents FS-1901 Clash w/ Ind. 1C, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A650.002,750.00
1864 Two Cents FS-1901 Clash w/ Ind. 1C, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A800.005,500.00
1864 Two Cents Small Motto, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,850.0011,250.00
1864 Two Cents LM RPD FS-1302, BN (Regular Strike)150.00170.00175.00750.00
1864 Two Cents Small Motto FS-401, BN (Regular Strike)175.001,700.001,725.005,250.00
1864 Two Cents Small Motto FS-401, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,800.0011,250.00
1864 Two Cents Small Motto FS-401, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A3,750.0023,500.00
1864 Two Cents Large Motto, RB (Proof)N/AN/A475.0017,500.00
1864 Two Cents Large Motto, RD (Proof)N/AN/A600.0020,000.00
1864 Two Cents Large Motto, CAM (Proof)N/AN/A6,000.0038,500.00
1864 Two Cents Small Motto, RB (Proof)N/AN/A57,500.00140,000.00
1864 Two Cents Small Motto, RD (Proof)N/AN/A85,000.00145,000.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1864 Two Cents Small Motto, Rd (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1864 Two Cents Small Motto, RD (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from MS-63 to MS-66. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-66 having the highest max price $63,000.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1864 Two Cents Small Motto, RD (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1864 Two Cents Small Motto, RD (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 56.76% share, followed by Stack's Bowers / Legend Rare Coin Auctions with 17.57% / 6.76% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1864 Two Cents Small Motto, RD (Regular Strike) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
MS-65PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions20,562.5011/02/2023
MS-65PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions17,625.0004/27/2023
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions7,200.0008/28/2022
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions28,800.0008/28/2022
MS-65PCGSStack's Bowers12,600.0006/17/2022
MS-64PCGSStack's Bowers3,360.0008/25/2021
MS-65PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions12,925.0005/27/2021
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions5,520.0004/25/2021
MS-65PCGSStack's Bowers7,800.0012/21/2020
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions16,800.0010/17/2020
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions38,400.0009/17/2020
MS-65PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions9,400.0001/30/2020
MS-65+PCGSStack's Bowers15,600.0008/20/2019
MS-65PCGSStack's Bowers15,600.0005/29/2019
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions33,600.0002/03/2019
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions63,000.0001/03/2018
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions10,200.0012/07/2017
MS-64+PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions5,405.0010/26/2017
MS-64PCGSStack's Bowers4,935.0006/21/2017
MS-64PCGSStack's Bowers5,170.0011/02/2016
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions2,232.5009/07/2016
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions2,585.0007/07/2016
MS-64+PCGSHeritage Auctions3,055.0004/27/2016
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions5,170.0004/27/2016
MS-65PCGSStack's Bowers13,512.5002/10/2016
MS-65+PCGSStack's Bowers29,375.0002/06/2015
MS-65+PCGSStack's Bowers12,337.5008/06/2014
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions19,975.0006/23/2014
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions5,287.5002/03/2014
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions2,820.0002/03/2014
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions17,625.0001/08/2014
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions13,513.0011/15/2013
MS-64+PCGSHeritage Auctions2,585.0009/25/2013
MS-64NGCStack's Bowers3,819.0005/30/2013
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions15,863.0004/24/2013
MS-64NGCStack's Bowers729.0004/16/2013
MS-65+PCGSStack's Bowers11,500.0008/04/2012
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions11,500.0004/18/2012
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions14,950.0004/18/2012
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions4,888.0004/18/2012
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions16,100.0001/05/2011
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions2,300.0003/01/2009
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions12,650.0001/01/2009
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions2,760.0001/01/2009
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions16,100.0012/04/2008
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions21,850.0010/01/2008
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions13,800.0007/01/2008
MS-66NGCDavid Lawrence RC7,763.0005/22/2008
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions32,200.0001/01/2008
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions4,313.0009/13/2006
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions4,313.0001/01/2006
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions2,760.0011/02/2005
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions4,313.0007/27/2005
MS-65+PCGSAmerican Numismatic Rarities5,175.0003/08/2005
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions3,565.0008/18/2004
MS-64PCGSAmerican Numismatic Rarities2,990.0009/13/2003
MS-64PCGSSuperior Galleries2,185.0002/24/2003
MS-65+NONESuperior Galleries2,185.0006/02/2002
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions6,038.0010/03/2001
MS-64PCGSSuperior Galleries1,725.0010/01/2001
MS-65+NGCSuperior Galleries3,105.0010/01/2000
MS-64NONEHeritage Auctions1,495.0008/06/2000
MS-64PCGSBowers & Merena1,725.0006/22/2000
MS-65+NGCBowers & Merena2,415.0003/23/2000
MS-65+PCGSKingswood Galleries3,795.0008/01/1999
MS-65+NGCBowers & Merena2,300.0003/18/1999
MS-65+NONEHeritage Auctions2,300.0001/06/1999
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions1,265.0008/01/1998
MS-64PCGSDavid Akers1,760.0005/01/1998
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions2,750.0008/14/1996
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions1,705.0008/16/1995
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions2,310.0008/16/1995
MS-65+PCGSSuperior Galleries2,090.0001/30/1995
MS-63NONENumismatic Gallery41.0005/01/1941