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.
Large Motto. Well struck and virtually mark-free with a nice blend of orange-red and soft lavender-brown.
Lots of mint red with shades of olive-green, ruby, and lime. Just 100 minted.
Lustrous orange-red surfaces and a sharp strike.
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!
Problem-free chocolate surfaces.
Sharp detail with pleasing brown surfaces that have a brick red tint.
A scarce date with problem-free medium brown surfaces.
CAC. Outstanding quality with spectacular visual appeal. This beauty offers a needle-sharp strike and a base of vibrant chocolate brown luster with flashes of magnificent neon blue. An impressive Two Cent piece that must be seen to be fully appreciated!
Very well struck with mint red blending with soft-brown. Highly lustrous with no carbon or significant marks.
Small Motto. A scarce date with smooth chocolate surfaces.
A lovely blend of warm tan and mint red enhances sharply struck surfaces.
CAC. A sharp strike with vibrant red and brown luster.
Well struck with glossy red and brown surfaces. Nearly mark-free with no carbon spots!
Light tan shading blends with lovely orange-red luster. The strike is sharp and the eye appeal is excellent.
Lustrous with a blend of light tan and mostly mint red surfaces. The strike is sharp and the eye appeal is excellent.