FUGIO CENT copper

$2.35

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Description

Fugio cents were the first officially sanctioned U.S. federal coinage in 1787. On one side a dial with the hours expressed on the face of it and a meridian sun above it with the word Fugio, which is Latin for “I flee,” implying “time flies” and “Mind Your Business” which was often attributed to Benjamin Franklin saying for the British to stay away. On the reverse there are 13 circles linked together representing the 13 states and a ring with the words “We Are One”. In 1858, restrikes were made in various metals: copper, silver, brass, and gold (which are extremely rare).
CT-3 copper

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × .125 in