Mint: Massachusetts, United States
Diameter and weight: 24 mm, 5.17 gm (15/16 in., 0.18 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obv: COMMON / WEALTH around the Indian and star of the Massachusetts Seal (the feather tip of the arrow is below the W), the whole surrounded by a faintly serrated rim
Rev: MASSACHUSETTS · in thick letters around the eagle and shield from the Great Seal with HALF / CENT on the shield and dated 1787 (wide date) in the exergue, the whole surrounded by a faintly serrated rim
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.
The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse