1870 United States TWO CENT Copper Coin

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 18, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

This auction is for an * 1870 UNITED STATES *

* TWO CENT COPPER COIN * 's an excellent opportunity to start collecting vintage coins, though both sides of this coin are worn !! But take a look at the pictures, you be the judge and then bid accordingly !! We have tried to be accurate in the description and provide representative pictures !! We guarantee the coin in the high resolution pictures is genuine and the actual coin you will receive !! And offered at quite a deal as auction starts at 99 CENTS with NO RESERVE !! Please email us with all questions before bidding !! We always welcome any help or knowledge you can provide as we continue to seek and share collectible treasures !!

The United States TWO CENTS coin is an unusual denomination that first appeared in 1864, during a period of coin shortages caused by the CIVIL WAR . That year the Mint effectively destroyed the market for Civil War tokens by issuing almost forty million INDIAN CENTS on copper planchets and nearly twenty million of the new TWO CENTS at exactly double the weight of the One Cent coins. TWO CENTS were issued from 1864 to 1873 and mintages declined steadily each year. Mintage - Circulation strikes: 861,250 Proofs: Est 1,000+ !!

Diameter: ±23 Millimeters !!

Weight: ±6.2 Grams !!

Designer: James Barton Longacre !!

Composition: 95% Copper, 5% Other !!

Edge: Plain !!

Mintmarks: None as all examples of this type were struck at the Philadelphia Mint !! We normally ship twice a week on MONDAY and FRIDAY , so all auctions paid FRI-SUN ship MONDAY and all auctions paid MON-THU ship FRIDAY . And rest assured your items will be properly prepared and packed for shipping. We will DISCOUNT shipping on multiple auction wins sent together to save you money. Email for combined rate.

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