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Copper cent

Object Number: 
INV.3197
Date: 
1791
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/16 in. ( 3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: around edge: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA . X ."
Description: 
Copper struck coin with uniformed bust of Washington facing left and surrounding legend: "WASHINGTON PRESIDENT/1791." Reverse shows American eagle holding olive brunch and arrows with legend: "ONE CENT" above.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group