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.
Large Motto. Well struck and virtually mark-free with a nice blend of orange-red and soft lavender-brown.
Lots of mint red with shades of olive-green, ruby, and lime. Just 100 minted.
Lustrous orange-red surfaces and a sharp strike.
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!
A scarce date and attractive with problem-free surfaces.
XF Details. Improperly Cleaned.
Problem-free chocolate surfaces.
Sharp detail with pleasing brown surfaces that have a brick red tint.
Solid detail for the grade with light brown surfaces.
A scarce date with problem-free medium brown surfaces.
Very well struck with mint red blending with soft-brown. Highly lustrous with no carbon or significant marks.
Small Motto. A scarce date with smooth chocolate surfaces.
Pleasing medium brown and orange-red surfaces and a sharp strike.
CAC. A sharp strike with vibrant red and brown luster.
Attractively mirrored medium brown surfaces.
Well struck with glossy red and brown surfaces. Nearly mark-free with no carbon spots!
Light tan shading blends with lovely orange-red luster. The strike is sharp and the eye appeal is excellent.