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2 Cents "Union Shield"

Features

Country United States
Type Common coin
Years 1864-1873
Value 2 Cents (0.02 USD)
Metal Bronze (Cu 95%, Zn 5%)
Weight 6.22 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 94
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Shield in a wreath and the United States motto

NOTE: On some parts, a "4" seems to appear as "5". Other pieces on the tip of the 5 is bent or normal.

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
(1864 -1873)

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

Facial 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

Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1864  19,847,500 11.30 12.95 large motto; mintage includes small motto
1864  100 large motto; Proof
1864  small motto
1865  13,640,000 19.44 11.96 On some parts, a "4" seems to appear as "5". On some pieces the tip of the 5 is bent or normal.
1865  500 Proof
1866  3,177,000
1866  725 Proof
1867  2,938,750
1867  Doubled die
1867  625 Proof
1868  2,803,750
1868  600 Proof
1869  1,546,500
1869  600 Proof
1870  861,250
1870  1,000 Proof
1871  721,250
1871  960 Proof
1872  65,000 (fr) Très rare
1872  950 Proof
1873  600 Normal 3;Proof
1873  500 Open 3; Proof

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