US Two Cent Piece 1864 Lg Fine

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    The US Two Cent Piece 1864 Large Motto Fine occupies a significant place in American numismatic history, representing a pivotal period during the Civil War era. Minted amidst the turmoil of war and economic uncertainty, this coin played a crucial role in stabilizing the nation's currency system and facilitating everyday transactions.

    Issued in 1864, the US Two Cent Piece was introduced as a response to the severe shortage of small denomination coins caused by the hoarding of silver and gold during the Civil War. The coin was authorized by the Coinage Act of 1864 and quickly gained acceptance in commerce, providing much-needed relief for merchants and consumers alike.

    The obverse of the US Two Cent Piece features a left-facing bust of Liberty adorned with a coronet inscribed with the word "LIBERTY." Above the bust is the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST," while the date "1864" is positioned below. The reverse displays a large "2" encircled by a wreath of wheat, with the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and the denomination "TWO CENTS" surrounding the central design.

    The US Two Cent Piece 1864 Large Motto was struck at the Philadelphia Mint, which produced the majority of the coins for circulation. The mintage figures for the 1864 issue were substantial, reflecting the high demand for small denomination coinage during the Civil War.

    In Fine (F) condition, the US Two Cent Piece 1864 Large Motto exhibits moderate wear across the high points of the design, with some loss of detail noticeable in certain areas. Despite this wear, the coin retains legible lettering and overall symmetry, making it suitable for inclusion in a collection of Civil War-era coinage.

    During the 19th century, coins were typically not packaged for individual sale or presentation. Instead, they were distributed through banks and commerce channels for use in everyday transactions. As a result, the US Two Cent Piece 1864 Large Motto would not have been packaged in any special way at the time of issue.

    The US Two Cent Piece 1864 Large Motto Fine serves as a tangible reminder of America's Civil War era, offering collectors a glimpse into the economic and social challenges faced by the nation during this tumultuous period. While examples in Fine condition may show signs of circulation, they remain desirable among numismatists for their historical significance and unique design.

    As with any coin from the 19th century, the US Two Cent Piece 1864 Large Motto Fine tells a story of America's past and reflects the nation's resilience in the face of adversity. It serves as a testament to the ingenuity and determination of the American people during one of the most challenging periods in the country's history.

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    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1864
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