Constellatio Nova Copper (pointed rays)

American Confederation Period
1785
Designed by George Wyon III (English, 1744–1797), and Thomas Wyon (English, born in 1767), and Peter George Wyon (English, born in 1767), After Benjamin Dudley (English)


Mint: Birmingham, Wyon's Mint, England; Place of Use: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1111

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 27 mm, 6.67 gm (1 1/16 in., 0.24 oz.)

Accession Number

64.95

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Coins

Obv: LIBERTAS ET JUSTITIA / · 1785 · around a wreath enclosing the monogram US, the whole surrounded by a serrated rim
Rev: CONSTELLATIO (rosette) NOVA · around an eye at the center of a circle of stars and pointed rays, the whole surrounded by a plain (worn away) rim
Edge: plain

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb