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.
CAC approved. A well struck Gem with flashy surfaces that display considerable mint red.
Large Motto. Beautiful full fiery orange-red luster and a needle sharp strike. The surfaces are pristine without a single noteworthy mark. A tiny flyspeck of carbon on the reverse is all that separates this Premium Gem from perfection. Housed in an early NGC green-label holder. Only a single coin has graded higher at NGC and another at PCGS.
Small Motto. Nice medium brown color and strong detail. A small mark on the shield, probably mint-made, is the only distraction on this very attractive coin.
CAC. Small Motto. Beautiful shades of iridescent blue, gold, and medium brown with a trace of red on this well struck and very attractive rare coin.
Small Motto. The entire motto is smaller on this variety but the differences in the size and particularly the position of the D in GOD is the easiest way to distinguish between a Large and Small Motto. This near-Gem example is precisely struck with lustrous surfaces that show a substantial amount of mint red. A scarce coin and a real prize in this high of grade.
Large Motto. Crisp original red luster with nearly mark-free surfaces and a sharp strike. A couple of minor, light spots are all that keep this beauty out of an MS-65 or better holder.
Large Motto. CAC stickered. Frosty mint red luster with just minor specks. This is the most plentiful business strike Two Cent Piece so it's the perfect choice for a type set. Excellent eye appeal and very well struck!
Fancy 5. Extremely well struck and lustrous with a trace of mint red.
Well struck and very attractive with lots of original red.
Fiery mint red luster gives this beautiful, nicely detailed coin fantastic eye appeal.
Fresh original mint red gives this nearly mark-free and well struck coin outstanding eye appeal.
CAC. A gorgeous Gem with lustrous mostly red surfaces and super eye appeal.
CAC. Mostly red and a sharp strike with no significant marks. Seems very conservatively graded.
Nearly full red with rich, lustrous mirror surfaces and the sharp strike you expect on a Gem Proof.
CAC. Very pleasing with fields that are nicely reflective and nearly full red luster.