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15 Aug 2020

Two Cent Pieces

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Today were going to talk about the Two cent piece. In 1864 a Pennsylvania congressman named Thaddeus Stevens led congress to issue the coinage act of 1864 authorizing bronze and two cent pieces. Produced from 1864-1972 and for collectors in 1973 and about 45,576,000 stuck for circulation and about 6,660 struck for proof it was designed by James Barton Longacre. Then in 1873 congress abolished the coin in the coinage act of 1873 the government redeemed and melted large numbers of the coins.

source: Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-cent_piece_(United_States)

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Comments

DaNumisMasta

Level 5

Nice info, Thanks for you 2 cents worth XD. Cheers, NumisMaster

JudeA

Level 4

I recently got a nice one at a coin show. Im hoping it will grade uncirculated, and I'm sending it into NGC soon.

Kepi

Level 6

Thanks for the info!

Longstrider

Level 6

I love the "odd" denominations. Thanks.

Golfer

Level 5

I have a Heraldic Art Medal with Thaddeus Stevens. The two cent coin is an interesting coin. Should purchase a nice example for the collection.

Mike

Level 7

One of my favorite coins. Thanks very muxh.

"SUN"

Level 5

2 cents are an interesting series

One of America's many failed denominations, but it holds some of the best history.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Thanks for your blog. You did a nice presentation of the politics behind the coin. I enjoy collecting them and other odd denominations like the half cent, three cent types and the twenty cent coins. I have a few 2.50 Indians (and the fives) because the art is superlative and the design is the only recused coins in our history

Mokie

Level 6

The Tent is a classic American coin dripping with Civil War history, one of the most interesting things about the Tent is the first appearance of "In God We Trust". It should be a part of any U.S. numismatists holdings. Thanks for the reminder.

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