Issued for just one decade, the two-cent piece was destined to become a collector favorite. Now, you can own the second-year-of-issue coin from 1865 – struck as the Civil War came to an end.
Reflecting the religious fervor of the era, this was the first U.S. coin series to feature the motto in god we trust. Intended to help make change during a wartime coin shortage caused by hoarding, the Two Cent piece was the shortest-lived U.S. coin denomination, struck for circulation in decreasing quantities from 1864-1872. In fact, from a series-high mintage of nearly 20 million the first year, production dropped to under 14 million in 1865! Own a prized piece of our nation’s past – in your choice of two grades, affordable Very Good or more elusive and nicely detailed Extra Fine condition. Comes presented in a deluxe holder.
- Year: 1865
- Mint Mark: Philadelphia
- Product Type: Single Products
- Presentation: With Holder