Write on one particular coin that was minted during a specific time period.

Choose a specific coin in circulation in the United States between 1776 and 1900 and research the coin. Do not write on a denomination of coin, write on one particular coin that was minted during a specific time period. For example, the 2 cent piece that was minted between 1864 and 1873. Write an essay on its history. Include an image of the obverse and reverse (for a total of two images). Describe with text its metal content, denomination, years of circulation, detailed description of inscriptions and images and the current price range for obtaining such a coin. Finally, describe any historical effect the coin may have had on U.S. history.