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Two & Three Cents

The two cent piece is one of the short-lived issues of United States coinage. The Act of April 22, 1864, included a provision for the bronze two cent piece. The weight was specified as 96 grains (6.22 grams), the alloy being the same as for the cent.
The 3 cent piece the smallest of United States coins was authorized by Congress on March 3, 1851. Issues from 1854 through 1873 have an olive sprig over the III and a bundle of three arrows beneath. Nearly the entire production of non-proof coins from 1863 to 1872 was melted in 1873.