- A genuine 150-year-old coin minted during the Civil War
- Minted in bronze (95% copper; 5% tin and zinc)
- The first coin in American history to declare "In God We Trust"
- Item number: US_2422201
Introduced in 1864, the two-cent coin was created when the nation was in the midst of the Civil War. The devastating conflict had carried on far longer than anyone had predicted and with no end insight, coins were being hoarded instead of being spent, with many of them melted down for their metal content.
The U.S. Mint hoped to counter this by creating a two-cent coin that was mintedin bronze. At twice the value of a penny, but not as big and clunky as a nickel, the two-cent coin was embraced by the American public for the first few years of production. Designed by James B. Longacre, one of the greatest coin designers in American history, the two-cent coin held the distinction of being the very first coin in American history to carry the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST".
After the war ended in 1865, the public's attitude started to change and the two-cent coin became unfashionable and unpopular. After nine years of declining production, the two-cent piece was finally retired in 1873 and the denomination was never used on a coin again.
Enhance Your Collection With an 1864-1865 Two-Cent Coin An average collector may be unaware of this unique coin's existence, but you will certainly want to own this genuine 1864-1865 U.S. two-cent coin from the first two years of issue. Savvy collectors like you know the importance of having such a numismatic rarity in their collection. And with a real coin that was around when the Civil War ended and Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, it's like holding American history in your hand.
An 1864-1865 U.S. two-cent piece is also a great option to start your coin collection with or to gift to someone you love. It is minted in bronze, with 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc, delivering an eye-catchingfinish on this historical piece.
Why Purchase Your 1864-1865 Two-Cent American Coin From American Mint? When you order your 1864-1865 U.S. two-cent piece from American Mint, we want you to be able to buy with confidence. That's why each collectible coin includes a Certificate of Authenticity that details the coin's size and materials.
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|Limitation:||1,865 complete collections|
|Face value:||2 Cents|
|Material:||.950 copper/ .050 tin|
|Issue year:||1864 + 1865|
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