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1864 2 cent coin


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Went back to the hunted out place using the 6" coil.
I was hunting an area with a lot of exposed roots so it was slow hunting then bam 22 on the Nox clear and distinct.
4-5 inch's down next to a root was this coin a 1864 2 cent coin ( my first)
From what I read this coin has two sizes small motto & large motto
Can anyone tell if this coin is small motto or large?


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Kind of hard to determine by the photo, but to me looking at some of the letters, it looks like the large motto.
Here is a photo of both versions...
Not a lot of difference in the two sizes in my opinion.
Also, there is no stem on the large motto version.
The small motto is more rare according to my book.
I forgot to add.... great find and as far as I am concerned, all of them are rare... I was lucky enough to find only one so far.

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Nice find the later ones are rarer I found a beautiful one last year AU condition.
What I want to find is a shield nickel which looks exactly the same on one side ..Mark


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We dont have those out here, too new an area.... lol. I suppose some old cowboy could have dropped one as he passed thru?? I’m all over that once the snow if finally gone, say June.....