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1864 Two Cent in Copper/Bronze
1864 2C Two Cents, Judd-367, Pollock-433, R.8, PR64 Brown
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Struck from the dies for the proof Small
Motto two cent piece. The reverse is the so-called "Reverse of
1863" that shows the word CENTS widely curved. Within the motto, WE
is die doubled. Struck in copper or bronze with a plain edge. Small
Motto examples were struck in bronze/copper, copper-nickel, and
aluminum. Large Motto pieces were also produced in these same
compositions (plus nickel). Saul Teichman states the existence of
both Small and Large Motto variants suggests two striking periods.
Fewer than a half dozen pieces are believed known in copper or
bronze. This is a magnificently toned pattern. The center of the
reverse retains a cherry-red center, while the remainder of each
side displays rich brown and deep blue patina. Fully struck in all
Judd-367, PR64 Brown
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29GW, PCGS# 60537)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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