Two Cents

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Counterfeit Information

Counterfeit Likeliness: Low

This series is rarely seen counterfeited. Like most US coins, the two-cent piece is normally found with sharp, squared off letters and digits. The devices rise from the field in a distinct, crisp manner.

The counterfeit 1873 is struck from spark-erosion dies that are easy to detect because of the many "pimples" on the surface of the coin. The edge is extremely sharp, although this is nonconclusive as the coin being replicated is a proof.

Issue Common Counterfeit
1873 open 3 varietySpark Erosion

Essential Reference Books

  1. Flynn, Kevin J. 1994. Getting Your Two Cents Worth.
  2. Flynn, Kevin J. 1994. The Authoritative Reference on Two Cent Coins.