Massachusetts Copper ("Horned" eagle)

American Confederation Period
1787
Designed and engraved by Joseph Callender (American, 1751–1821), and Jacob Perkins (1766–1849), Struck by Joshua Wetherle


Mint: Joshua Wetherle's Mint, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 960

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 29.5 mm, 9.46 gm (1 3/16 in., 0.34 oz.)

Accession Number

01.174

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 (there is a die flaw at the eagle’s head that looks like a horn) with CENT on the shield and dated 1787 in the exergue, the whole surrounded by a faintly serrated rim
Edge: plain

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins