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.
Diameter: – 24 mm
Copper-plated, made in the USA.
It is packaged in a coin-collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.