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.
Very sharply struck with flashy mint red luster. The dies are significantly rotated.
CAC. Estimates of just 100 to 200 coins minted. This is an outstanding example with vibrant ruby-red surfaces soften only slightly by a light brown hue. Deeply reflective surfaces and free from significant marks or spots. Super eye appeal!
CAC. A spectacular example of this scarce first-year proof with amazing iridescent colors of turquoise, lavender, orange, and gold. The strike is razor sharp and the surfaces are devoid of significant marks and spots. The eye appeal is fantastic!
Nice chocolate brown surfaces and a strong strike with just the barest touch of 'rub'. Very conservatively graded.
CAC. Sharply struck with lustrous olive-brown surfaces that show a trace of subdued golden-red.
Well struck with attractive red and brown surfaces that have a faint iridescent lavender hue.
Well struck and lustrous with beautiful surfaces that are nearly full red. None have graded numerically finer at PCGS regardless of color designation.
CAC. Very well struck with deeply mirrored fields and beautiful gold, red, and bronze hued surfaces. Super quality with none grading finer at PCGS or NGC.
CAC. Doubled Die Obverse. Clear doubling is seen on IN GOD WE TRUST as well as on the arrowheads of this scarce Red Book listed variety. This example is attractive and problem-free with pleasing medium brown surfaces.