George Washington (Unity States) "Birmingham Token Cent"
Early American (1700–1832)
dated 1783, struck about 1820
Mint: Birmingham, England
Breen 1188; Baker 1
Diameter and weight: 29 mm, 7.7 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.27 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obv: Laureate bust of Washington facing left, enclosed by WASHINGTON & INDEPENDENCE / 1783, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
Rev: UNITY STATES OF AMERICA around a wreath enclosing ONE / CENT, 1/100 below, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
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.
The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse