Cybercoins' 2 cent pieces, the world's neighborhood coin shop.

The denominations (face values) of coins are set by the needs of business and the prices of goods. This sometimes leads the government to make some denomination to fulfill a need that disappears as prices change. One such case was the Two Cent Piece. It was needed for a short time during and after the American Civil War but that need, like the coin itself, soon disappeared. It was only made from 1864-73. While a challenge to collect in high grade, it can be fun and rewarding and a fairly easy series to complete with the exception of the last year.

Good reference works for those more interested in this type of coin are “The Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins” by Walter Breen or a specialized text such as “Longacre’s Two-cent Piece: 1864 Attribution Guide” by Frank Leone.

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