Object Place: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Diameter and weight: 30 mm, 13.21 gm (1 3/16 in., 0.47 oz.)
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
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.
Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins