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.
Vibrant surfaces with a blend of mint red and brown with a steel-blue hue.
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!
XF Details. Improperly Cleaned.
Problem-free chocolate surfaces.
Extremely well struck with nearly flawless surfaces. This coin exhibits vibrant mostly red luster with shades of gold, fuchsia and a touch of peripheral lime. This is the only 65+RB coin graded by PCGS with just 7 RB coins graded finer.
Small Motto. A scarce date with smooth chocolate surfaces.
Well struck with attractive red and brown surfaces that have a faint iridescent lavender hue.
Well struck with glossy red and brown surfaces. Nearly mark-free with no carbon spots!
Lustrous with a blend of light tan and mostly mint red surfaces. The strike is sharp and the eye appeal is excellent.
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. IN GOD WE TRUST, the arrows, and the left side of the shield all show dramatic doubling on this scarce 'Redbook' variety. This is a beautiful example with a sharp strike and no significant marks. The surfaces are exceptional with rich luster and considerable mint red!
CAC. Beautiful reflective proof surfaces with a nice blend of iridescent red and soft brown. The strike is razor sharp and the surfaces reveal no significant marks or spots.
Doubled Die Obverse.
Well struck and attractive with fresh mint red luster. A tough date to find in full red!
Fantastic quality with vibrant golden-red luster over nearly pristine surfaces. Tied for the finest graded at either service.
Very nice iridescent olive-brown and mint red surfaces with a sharp strike and no noteworthy marks. Housed in an old green label holder.
Considerable orange-red luster blends nicely with soft brown.
CAC. Exceptionally appealing with vibrant deep mirrored surfaces that are flashy copper-red with lavender, lemon, and gold hues. The strike is needle-sharp and the overall 'look' is spectacular!