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. Large Motto. A well struck Gem with flashy surfaces that display considerable mint red.
Large Motto. Predominately copper-red with some slight mellowing. The strike is very sharp and the surfaces are silky smooth. Outstanding for the grade.
Large Motto. Crisp original red luster with nearly mark-free surfaces and a sharp strike. Outstanding eye appeal and far nicer than the typical MS-64RD.
CAC. Large Motto. Fresh blazing red luster with no significant marks and a sharp strike. Very conservatively graded. CAC approved examples are scarce!
Very flashy original mint red luster with pristine, nearly mark-free surfaces. High-end for the grade with a very 'fresh' appearance.
Small Motto. Problem-free with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
CAC. Extremely well struck with velvety brown luster that shows just a tiny trace of red. The surfaces are nearly pristine with no carbon or significant marks. Super quality!
Small Motto. Problem-free with nice detail.
CAC. Small Motto. Beautiful problem-free light chocolate brown surfaces and nearly XF detail.
A pleasing example of this scarce first year Two Cent Piece.
CAC. Well struck with beautiful surfaces that are nearly flawless. The color is a pleasing medium brown with a faded red tint.
Well struck with smooth olive brown surfaces that have a hint of red. Very nice for the grade.