||1864 2C Small Motto MS65 Red NGC. FS-401. The 1864 Small Motto is one of the three keys to the circulation strike two cent piece, along with the low-mintage 1872 and the 1867 Doubled Die Obverse. Both sides of this Red Gem are awash with orange-gold luster and exhibit sharply struck design elements. A couple of tiny flecks are not at all bothersome. Census: 19 in 65 Red, 9 finer (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $13512.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.