American Post-Colonial Massachusetts Coinage
1787 Massachusetts Cent Replica Coin
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 as established by Congress.
Diameter: 28 mm
Copper plated lead-free fine pewter