United States cent found in New York City

United States cent found in New York City
Title
United States cent found in New York City
Date 
1807
Medium 
Copper
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description 
Copper cent; on front is a profile bust of a woman encircled by a border of stars; inscribed on both sides.
Credit Line 
Gift of John D. Crimmins, 1893
Object Number 
1893.5m
Marks 
embossed: (1893.5m), front of coin: "LIBERTY/1807"; on back: "AMERICA/ONE CENT"
Gallery Label 
This coin was found in February, 1893 inside the buried hulk of a vessel during digging for a power house on the cable road at Front Street, between Broad and Whitehall Streets in lower Manhattan. The ship was probably sunk as ballast for landfill sometime between 1770 and 1820.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group