2 Cents "Union Shield"

Features

Country United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1864-1873
Value 2 Cents (0.02 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Brass
Weight 6.22 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 2296
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 94
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Shield in a wreath and the United States motto

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
1871

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Reverse

Face value in a wheat ears wreath and country name

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
2
CENTS

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Edge

Smooth

2 Cents "Union Shield" -  obverse

© G-REMXD

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

The 1864 two-cent piece was the first United States coin to carry the motto, "In God We Trust".

On the obverse of some coins, a "4" seems to appear as "5". Other pieces on the tip of the 5 are bent or normal.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1864  19 847 500 8.78 14.40 16.19 23.65 29.57 95.05 153.27 54% large motto; mintage includes small motto
1864  100 0.5% large motto; Proof
1864  4% small motto
1865  13 640 000 10.08 13.06 20.34 15.36 33.08 88.83 40% On some parts, a "4" seems to appear as "5". On some pieces the tip of the 5 is bent or normal.
1865  500 0.6% Proof
1866  3 177 000 10.57 31.41 22.95 14%
1866  725 0.3% Proof
1867  2 938 750 14.27 15.33 29.57 11%
1867  0.3% Doubled die
1867  625 0.3% Proof
1868  2 803 750 6.35 24.62 29.12 26.55 12%
1868  600 0.19% Proof
1869  1 546 500 8.36 18.22 33.99 8%
1869  600 0.19% Proof
1870  861 250 29.20 4%
1870  1 000 0.19% Proof
1871  721 250 29.12 4%
1871  960 0.3% Proof
1872  950 0.19% Proof
1872  65 000 0.6% Very Rare
1873  600 0.19% Normal 3; Proof
1873  500 0.3% Open 3; Proof

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