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 well struck with glossy brown surfaces that show just a tiny trace of red.
Considerable mint red.
Warm brown with hints of mint red still present.
Well struck with glossy chestnut brown surfaces. The dies are rotated about 20 degrees.
CAC. Large Motto. Beautiful fiery red blends with glossy brown. The strike is strong and the surfaces are nearly flawless.
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.
Small Motto. Problem-free with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
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.