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.
Sharply struck with rich satiny luster and a beautiful even reddish-brown color. Outstanding quality and devoid of marks and spots.
Very nice for the grade with a sharp strike and highly reflective surfaces that are mostly red.
Well struck with considerable mint red on choice lustrous surfaces.
Sharply struck and lustrous with chocolate brown surfaces that have an iridescent blue-green hue and just a trace of faded mint red.
Well struck and lustrous with just a tiny trace of wear and faint remnants of faded mint orange-red.
CAC. Plain 5.
A beautiful proof with deep mirrored fields and dazzling copper-red luster. Housed in an old green label holder and devoid of significant marks and spots. Super eye appeal!
Doubled Die Obverse. IN GOD WE TRUST, the arrows, and parts of the shield are clearly doubled. This is a pleasing example with faded reddish-brown surfaces.
Amazing quality with essentially perfect surfaces. The obverse is predominately iridescent lavender and copper-red with a steel-blue crown at the top. The reverse is a blend or blue-green and faded red. The eye appeal is outstanding.