Continental Dollar Pattern (EG FECIT)

American Confederation Period
Designed by Benjamin Franklin (American, 1706–1790), and David Rittenhouse (American, 1732–1796), and Possibly Francis Hopkinson (American, 1737–1791)

Mint: Freehold, New Jersey, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1095


Diameter and weight: 40 mm, 16.62 gm (1 9/16 in., 0.59 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View





Obv: CONTINENTAL CURRENCY / 1776 around a circle containing FUGIO / EG FECIT and the sun with rays, enclosing another circle containing a sun dial and MIND YOUR / BUSINESS, the whoe surrounded by a beaded rim
Rev: Thirteen linked rings each naming one of the colonies and enclosing a circle with rays which contains AMERICAN CONGRESS around another circle contianing WE / ARE / ONE, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
Edge: marked with a pattern of leaves


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