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 and lustrous with chocolate brown surfaces that have an iridescent blue-green hue and just a trace of faded mint red.
Well struck with glossy brown surfaces that retain a touch of faded orange-red. Very nearly mint state.
CAC. Lots of mint red and no significant marks.
Sharp detail with vibrant golden-red luster over nice smooth surfaces.
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.
Doubled Die Obverse. VF Detail - Environmental Damage.
CAC. Spot-free and very flashy with blazing red luster and highly reflective surfaces.
CAC. Beautiful golden-red surfaces exhibit a subtle rose-green patina and a virtually pristine look. A super strike and fantastic eye appeal! Only two 'red' pieces have graded finer at PCGS.
AU Details - Environmental Damage.
CAC. Well struck and mark-free with highly lustrous surfaces that show lots of mint red. This scarce date is much more frequently encountered as a Proof rather than as a high grade business strike.
By far the rarest regular issue Two Cent Piece with just 65,000 minted. The next lowest mintage is 721,250 for the 1871. This is a pleasing example with proper detail for the grade and light brown surfaces.