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.
Well struck with glossy brown surfaces that have a light reddish hue.
Very flashy original mint red luster with pristine, nearly mark-free surfaces. High-end for the grade with a very 'fresh' appearance.
CAC. Beautiful silky lavender-brown luster with a trace of red. The strike is solid and the surfaces are nearly pristine.
CAC. Most estimates place the mintage for this date at just over 100 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 a beautiful example with flashy deep mirrored surfaces that retain vibrant reddish-brown luster. A great collector coin!
Small Motto. Problem-free with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Well struck with nice lustrous surfaces that are mostly mint red.
CAC. Extremely well struck with velvety brown luster that shows just a tiny trace of red. The surfaces are nearly pristine with no carbon or significant marks. Super quality!
Small Motto. Problem-free with nice detail.
CAC. Small Motto. Beautiful problem-free light chocolate brown surfaces and nearly XF detail.
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.