Bar Copper Cent 1785



American Post-Colonial Coinage

1785 Bar Copper Cent Replica Coin

The Bar Copper cent design has 13 parallel and unconnected bars on one side representing the 13 separate states united into a single entity as symbolized by the interlocking letters (USA).

Diameter: 24.7 mm

From the New Jersey Gazette of November 12, 1785:

“A new and curious kind of coppers have lately made their appearance in New York. the novelty and bright gloss of which keeps them in circulation. These coppers are in fact similar to Continental buttons without eyes; on the one side are thirteen stripes and on the other U.S.A., as was usual on the soldiers, buttons.”

Copper plated lead free fine pewter.

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