Fugio Cent

American Confederation Period
dated 1787, restruck about 1860
After Abel Buell (American, 1742–1825), Struck by Scovill Mfg. Co. (operated in Waterbury, 1820–1905)

Object Place: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1320


Diameter and weight: 30 mm, 13.21 gm (1 3/16 in., 0.47 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View





Obv: (rosette) FUGIO. (rosette) / (rosette) 1787 (rosette) around a sundial with a sun shining above it and MIND YOUR / BUSINESS in the exergue below, the whole surrounded by a toothed rim
Rev: A thin chain of thireen links around a circle imprinted with (rosette) UNITED (rosette) STATES and enclosing WE / ARE / ONE, the whole surrounded by a toothed rim
Edge: plain
This is a “New Haven” restrike of the Fugio Cent which was actually struck at Scovill’s in Waterbury about 1860. This example has the sun with the pointed chin and the broken end on the final 7 in the date.

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins