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Massachusetts Copper

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 thin letters around the eagle and shield from the Great Seal with HALF / CENT on the shield and dated...

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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

American Confederation Period, 1787


Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 964


Diameter and weight: 24 mm, 4.86 gm (15/16 in., 0.17 oz.)

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