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U.S. Two-Cent Pieces (1864-1873)

1868/1868 Two (2) Cent Piece FS-303 NGC AU58BN Superb Eye Appeal Strong Strike
1868/1868 Two (2) Cent Piece FS-303 NGC AU58BN Superb Eye Appeal Strong Strike
SKU: PSB33216

This wonderfully original 1868/1868 Two (2) Cent Piece FS-303 has superb eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. Nice chocolate brown color and surfaces. Popular variety. Certified: NGC AU58BN

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$235.00 $241.00

1869 Two (2) Cent Piece Proof NGC PR65RB Great Eye Appeal Strong Strike
1869 Two (2) Cent Piece Proof NGC PR65RB Great Eye Appeal Strong Strike
SKU: PSB30894

This wonderfully original 1869 Two (2) Cent Piece Proof has great eye appeal with fantastic luster and strong strike. Holder is rather goofed up but the coin is great. Certified: NGC PR65RB

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$1,240.00 $1,275.00


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Learn More About U.S. Two-Cent Pieces (1864-1873)

 

Two-cent pieces were minted from 1864 to 1873 while the Civil War was still being fought. Made of 95% copper and 5% tin/zinc, these coins are slightly larger in diameter than today’s nickel. The two-cent coin was the first coin inscribed with the motto, “In God We Trust.” Designed by James Longacre, the motto is displayed on a ribbon above a shield on the obverse. The reverse side features a simple wreath surrounding the 2 CENTS value of the coin. There were two types of 1864 two-cent pieces: the Large Motto and the Small Motto. The motto letters in large version are taller and thinner than those in the small version which are shorter and fatter. The Small Motto pieces, only minted in 1864, are scarcer than their Large Motto counterparts and typically command higher values. 


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