Confederatio Copper Decad (copy)

dated 1785, struck 1863
Engraved by John Adams Bolen (American, 1826–1906), After Thomas Wyon (English, born in 1767)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bolen restrike Obv. 3 / Rev. D


Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 7.91 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.28 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View





Obv: INIMICA TYRANNIS [with a dot inside the Y] / · AMERICANA · around the Goddess Diana beside an altar and trampling a crown, on the altar is a small Liberty cap. the whole surrounded by a faintly textured rim
Rev: CONFEDERATIO / · 1785 · around thirteen stars arranged in a cruciform pattern and surrounded by a circle of rays, the whole surrounded by a faintly textured rim
Edge: plain


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