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Old Bronze coins: US Two Cent Piece - (Bronze)

Authorized to be coined, Act of April 22, 1864. Weight, 96 grains, composed of ninety-five per cent. copper and five per cent. of tin and zine. Coinage discontinued, Act of February 12, 1873.

Rare early coins of the U.S. mint

1864 to 1873, inclusive. Obverse: The United States shield, behind which are two arrows, crossed, on each side a branch of laurel; above, a scroll inscribed "IN GOD WE TRUST"; beneath, the date.

Reverse: "2 CENTS" within a wreath of wheat. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Size, 14.