Issued during the Civil War coin shortage caused by hoarding, Two Cent Pieces are among the shortest-lived U.S. coins. Struck for circulation only from 1864-1872, their mintage declined rapidly after 1865 when the war had ended and other coins again became available. This historic set gives you 1864 and 1865 Two Cent Pieces from the first two years of the series and the last two years of the Civil War.
Introduced during the patriotic and religious fervor of the Civil War era, the obverse depicts a Union Shield symbolic of national unity, while the reverse features the first appearance of the motto in god we trust on U.S. coins. Struck over 150 years ago, this set of two cent pieces in affordable circulated condition will add great numismatic and historical interest to your collection. And you'll SAVE off single coin prices!
- Year: Mixed Years
- Mint: Philadelphia
- Product Type: Sets