The first coin to wear the motto "IN God WE TRUST" was the 2 cent piece and this created the mandatory requirement that every US coin should contain the motto. the 2 cent piece was first introduced during the american civil war to balance the economy due to the huge numbers of coins being hoarded such as silver and Indian heads. this coin had a very short life span but for many years after its end in the mint it was still used in circulation and there have even been reports that it was received in change in the early 1900s. The last year of the coin was 1873 (the crime of 73 when the government moved off the silver standard) this was also the same year that the silver 3 cent piece stopped production.
I live on the east coast, Baltimore, MD to be precise, and geographically close to the Philly mint. Over my collecting years going through numerous amounts of coin rolls i am having a harder time finding coins from the D mint in more recent years. is it just that it takes time for the coins to go from one side of the country to another or is there other reasons. and what is the mint's distribution methods.