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.
CAC. Large Motto. Well struck and very attractive with lots of soft red luster.
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. Small Motto. Mostly red with radiant luster and a sharp strike. The surfaces are nearly mark-free and the eye appeal is superb. An outstanding example of this very scarce Two Cent Piece!
Large Motto. Very flashy original mint red luster with pristine, nearly mark-free surfaces.
CAC. Large Motto. A spectacular Premium Gem with satiny mint luster of original mint red blending with light brown. The strike is very sharp and the surfaces are beautifully preserved.
Small Motto. Problem-free with nice detail.
Small Motto. A pleasing example of this scarce first year of issue variety.
Small Motto. 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.
CAC. Lustrous brown surfaces with a trace of red.
Well struck and very attractive with lots of original red.
CAC. Lots of fiery mint red on this attractive near-Gem!