On October 17, 1786, the Massachusetts General Court passed an act to establish a mint. The council established that the design would incorporate the figure of an Indian with a bow and arrow and a star on one side, with the word “Commonwealth”. The reverse was to have a spread eagle with words Massachusetts 1787.
The Massachusetts 1787 and 1788 cents and half cents were the first coins bearing the denomination cent and half cent as established by Congress.
Cent – 28 mm
Half-cent – 24 mm
Stamped with the word copy
Copper plated lead-free pewter, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.