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United States cent found in New York City

Object Number: 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
embossed: (1893.5m), front of coin: "LIBERTY/1807"; on back: "AMERICA/ONE CENT"
Copper cent; on front is a profile bust of a woman encircled by a border of stars; inscribed on both sides.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John D. Crimmins, 1893
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group