|Added by||Bart Perdieus|
|In personal collections||4|
|General Description||The two-cent coin was produced in the United States from 1864-1873 with decreasing mintages throughout that time. The two-cent piece was made of 95% copper with tin and zinc making up the remainder. It was very slightly smaller than a modern U.S. quarter.
The 2-cent coin was the first to bear the familiar US coin motto “In God We Trust.” The 1864 Large Motto 2-cent coin is the most commonly encountered date, and there are numerous date varieties to be collected including the 1865/4 and 1869/8 over dates, and a Large and Small Motto with the SM Motto being most rare.
|Obv. Description||A shield with a ribbon over it bearing the motto, IN GOD WE TRUST. Behind the shield are two arrows, and a branch with leaves (most likely an olive branch).|
|Rev. Description||A wreath made up of several different plant components surrounding the words 2 CENTS. The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surround the wreath.|
|Mint||United States of America - Philadelphia (P)|
|Designer||James B. Longacre|
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|F $20.00 VF $27.50 XF $42.50 UNC $84.00|