George Washington (Unity States) "Birmingham Token Cent"

Early American (1700–1832)
dated 1783, struck about 1820


Mint: Birmingham Mint, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1188; Baker 1

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 29 mm, 7.6 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.27 oz.)

Accession Number

26.305

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

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
Edge: plain

Credit Line

Bequest of Henry G. Pickering