Paul Revere was the designer and engraver of this penny. The obverse has a pine tree with MASSACHUSETTS STATE around the edge. At the base of the tree are 1d (d is the British symbol for penny) and LM (Lawful Money). On the reverse is a seated Goddess of Liberty holding aloft the Phrygian cap, a symbol since Roman times of freedom from slavery and the pursuit of Liberty. There is a watchdog at Liberty’s feet which is a symbol of vigilance with the legend LIBERTY & VIRTUE 1776.
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