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.
Warm chocolate surfaces offer a few splashes of mint red and an attractive glisten of blue tint.
Well struck with glossy chestnut brown surfaces. The dies are rotated about 20 degrees.
Very well struck with mark-free surfaces and pleasing red and soft brown color. The reverse is rotated 180 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.
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.
Small Motto. Problem-free with nice detail.
CAC. Small Motto. Beautiful problem-free light chocolate brown surfaces and nearly XF detail.
CAC. Well struck with beautiful surfaces that are nearly flawless. The color is a pleasing medium brown with a faded red tint.
CAC. Pleasing evenly colored surfaces that still retain a fair amount of red.
A lovely blend of warm tan and mint red enhances sharply struck surfaces.
Well struck and very attractive with lots of original red.
Attractive chocolate surfaces and razor-sharp strike.
CAC. A sharp strike with vibrant red and brown luster.