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Massachusetts Copper

American Confederation Period
1788
Designed by Joseph Callender (American, 1751–1821), Designed and engraved by Jacob Perkins (1766–1849), Struck by Joshua Wetherle


Mint: Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 972

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 29 mm, 10.00 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.35 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.1155

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

Obv: COMMON / WEALTH around the Indian and star of the Massachusetts Seal, the whole surrounded by a faintly serrated rim
Rev: MASSACHUSETTS · around the eagle and shield from the Great Seal with CENT on the shield and dated 1787 in the exergue, the whole surrounded by a faintly serrated 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