1776 Continental Dollar with CURRENCY spelling
The legends on this coin are credited to Benjamin Franklin
Obverse: Bears the date 1776 with the inscription CONTINENTAL CURRENCY. Within is a sundial and below is MIND YOUR BUSINESS with FUGIO. FUGIO is Latin for “I Fly” the sun and the hour sundial was to convey time. So Franklin’s message was that time flies by so you should take care of your business now.
Reverse: Thirteen intertwined circles each with the name of a state (13 colonies). In the center is the inscription AMERICAN CONGRESS – WE ARE ONE.
Diameter: 37.7 mm
Silver plated fine pewter.
An exact replica of the original coin struck in 1776.
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the printed description on an insert.