1864 Two-Cent Piece. Large Motto. Proof-63 RB (PCGS). Trailing only the extremely rare 1864 Small Motto, the 1864 Large Motto is the second rarest proof issue in the two cent series. Mint records indicate approximately 100 examples of this proof issue were almost certainly delivered as part of the years silver and minor coin proof sets, as well as a couple of hundred additional specimens that the Mint sold individually to contemporary collectors and other interested parties. While we have no way of knowing exactly how many of these coins were struck, as the Mint did not record the final total, the number of pieces extant suggests that the mintage for the proof 1864 Large Motto is on the order of just 325-375 coins. This is a well-preserved survivor featuring a mixture of soft brown and golden color in a somewhat mottled fashion, and virtually no surface imperfections or other visual distractions. Suitably mirrored in the fields, the devices are set apart with both razor-sharp striking detail and a satiny texture from the dies. Certainly an appealing example for the advanced collector.