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.
Well struck with glossy chestnut brown surfaces. The dies are rotated about 20 degrees.
CAC. Super quality with vibrant luster off beautiful mint red and soft brown surfaces.The strike is sharp and the surfaces are devoid of marks and spots.
An exquisite palette of soft ruby, lime, and lemon tint glistens on beautifully mirrored surfaces. Fantastic eye-appeal.
Most estimates place the mintage for this date at around 200 pieces making it by far the rarest proof in the series. The combined mintage of the 2 varieties of the pricey 1873 is 1,100. This is an exceptionally nice coin for the grade with flashy ruby-red luster over deep mirrored fields. The eye appeal is outstanding.
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!
Well struck with nice lustrous surfaces that are mostly mint red.
Very well struck with mint red blending with soft-brown. Highly lustrous with no carbon or significant marks.
Solid detail with pleasing light brown surfaces.
CAC. Small Motto. Beautiful problem-free light chocolate brown surfaces and nearly XF detail.
A lovely blend of warm tan and mint red enhances sharply struck surfaces.
Well struck and very attractive with lots of original red.
CAC. A sharp strike with vibrant red and brown luster.
A great blend of warm tan and mint red luster.
Blazing luster that's nearly full red. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are beautiful with no spotting or significant marks.
Lustrous with a blend of tan and mostly mint red surfaces. The strike is sharp and the eye appeal is strong.
Nearly full red with flashy deep mirrored surfaces and a very sharp strike.