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. Here's an absolutely stunning full red Two Cent Piece that will enhance the finest date or type collection. One of the finest we've ever offered!
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.
Large Motto. Well struck with lots of original mint red and strong eye appeal.
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. Beautiful flashy mint red luster and a sharp strike. Premium quality for the grade.
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!
Large Motto. Very flashy mint red luster with pristine, nearly mark-free surfaces.
Well struck and very attractive with lots of original red.
Fiery mint red luster gives this beautiful, nicely detailed coin fantastic eye appeal.
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.
CAC. Doubled Die Obverse. Obvious doubling of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.
Mostly red and very attractive.
CAC approved. A beautiful example of this scarce proof which saw about 600 coins minted. The surfaces display a wonderful deep mirror with lots of mint red blended with iridescent blue-brown. Only a single 'Red-Brown' coin graded higher at NGC.