Fugio Cent

American Confederation Period
1787
Designed and engraved by Abel Buell (American, 1742–1825), Struck by James Jarvis (American)


Mint: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1310-12

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 10.76 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.38 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.1152

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

Obv: (rosette) FUGIO. (rosette) / (rosette) 1787 (rosette) around a sundial with a sun shining above it and MIND (ornament) YOUR (ornament) / BUSINESS (ornament) in the exergue below, the whole surrounded by a toothed rim
Rev: A thick chain of thireen links around a circle imprinted with (rosette) STATES (rosette) UNITED and enclosing WE / ARE / ONE, the whole surrounded by a toothed rim
Edge: plain

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse