1788 Massachusetts Cent and Half Cent Set

$ 30.00

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On October 17, 1786, the Massachusetts General Court passed an act establishing a state-run mint to produce coins for circulation.

The council established that the design of copper coins would incorporate the figure of an Indian with a bow and arrow, a star on one side, and the word “Commonwealth.” The reverse was to have a spread eagle with the words Massachusetts 1787 and the dominations CENT and HALF CENT.

The Massachusetts 1787 and 1788 coins were the first coins bearing the denomination cent and half-cent as established by Congress.

Cent – 28 mm
Half-cent – 24 mm

Copper-plated, made in the USA.
They are packaged in a coin-collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.


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