The Two Cent Piece was issued from 1864 to 1873 and was the first coin to feature the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.
All coins were made in Philadelphia with the final year, 1873, being a scarce proof-only issue. The Two Cent Piece was designed by James Longacre and is one of the shortest lived issues of U.S. coinage.
Lots of mint red with shades of olive-green, ruby, and lime. Just 100 minted.
CAC. Large Motto. Lustrous mint red flows across very sharply struck surfaces. Strong eye appeal.
Vibrant mostly red luster and a sharp strike. The surfaces are exceptional with no spots or significant marks.
Lustrous orange-red surfaces and a sharp strike.
CAC. Estimates of just 100 to 200 coins minted. This is an outstanding example with vibrant ruby-red surfaces soften only slightly by a light brown hue. Deeply reflective surfaces and free from significant marks or spots. Super eye appeal!
CAC. A spectacular example of this scarce first-year proof with amazing iridescent colors of turquoise, lavender, orange, and gold. The strike is razor sharp and the surfaces are devoid of significant marks and spots. The eye appeal is fantastic!
A scarce date and attractive with problem-free surfaces.
XF Details. Improperly Cleaned.
Problem-free chocolate surfaces.
Sharp detail with pleasing brown surfaces that have a brick red tint.
A scarce date with problem-free medium brown surfaces.
Blazing orange-red surfaces with faint hints of rose on the reverse. The luster is strong and the strike is sharp and distinct. A scarce and popular variety that is one of the 'keys' to the series and particularly elusive with a 'Red' designation. Only 5 coins have graded numerically finer at PCGS with the 'Red' designation. Housed in an old 'green label' holder.
Small Motto. A scarce date with smooth chocolate surfaces.
CAC. Lustrous orange-red surfaces that exhibit a clean look and a sharp strike. Housed in an old 'rattler' holder.
Plain 5. Very lustrous orange-red surfaces and a sharp strike. A popular variety that is also found on the Indian Cent. Only 9 Plain 5 pieces in 'red' have graded finer at PCGS.
Well struck with glossy red and brown surfaces. Nearly mark-free with no carbon spots!
Lustrous with a blend of light tan and mostly mint red surfaces. The strike is sharp and the eye appeal is excellent.
CAC. Very well struck with deeply mirrored fields and beautiful gold, red, and bronze hued surfaces. Super quality with none grading finer at PCGS or NGC.
CAC. Beautiful reflective proof surfaces with a nice blend of iridescent red and soft brown. The strike is razor sharp and the surfaces reveal no significant marks or spots.