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Arguably, the two-cent piece was one of the least successful coins the U.S. Mint produced for circulation. Minted for just ten years, the number of coins produced each year steadily declined, reflecting falling public interest. Despite its failure as a medium of exchange, the Shield Two-Cent piece does get credit for introducing, in 1864, the nation’s first use of the monetary motto, IN GOD WE TRUST. That motto, and the coin itself, were both direct results of the Civil War, making the coin a fun denomination for collectors to acquire.