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PCGS Number: 38282 Coin Date: 1869 Denomination (Short): 2c Denomination (Long): Two cents Variety: Repunched Date Variety 2: FS-302 Desg: MS Mint Mark: P Composition: 0.95 copper; 0.05 tin & zinc Mintage: 1,546,500 Strike Type: Business Coinage Type: Two cent piece Coinage Years: 1864-1873 Mint Location: Philadelphia Diameter: 23 Weight (Grams): 6.22 Designer: James B. Longacre Edge: Plain Obverse Description: An ornate shield flanked on the left and right by leaves with arrow heads and shanks (crossed behind) appear protruding at the four corners. A ribbon above the shield bears the words IN GOD WE TRUST, making this coin design the first usage this now-ubiquitous motto. The date is positioned at the bottom center. Reverse Description: A large numeral 2 with the word CENTS below (smaller) in the center is framed by a well-defined wheat wreath tied at the bottom center by a simple ribbon. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA appears around the periphery. General Notes: The 1869 Two Cent Piece is a slightly scarcer type coin as the mintage drops from recent previous issues by half. Extremely common in all grades up to the finest of gems which are just slightly scarce. The color designations show a very gradual increase in value and rarity with only the highest graded red gems being rare.
PCGS #: 38282 NGC ID: 22ND