Produced by
United States Mint, American, founded 1792
Subject of
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001
Date
1863
Medium
copper and nickel
Dimensions
Diameter: 3/4 × 1/16 in. (1.9 × 0.2 cm)
Description
The front of the coin features a white woman in profile wearing the headdress of a Native American man. Small text follows the circumference of the coin; to the image's left it reads [UNITED STATES] and to the right of the image it reads [OF AMERICA]. Below the image is the mint year [1863]. On the reverse of the coin is the denomination [ONE CENT] encircled with an oak wreath with a striped shield at the top apex of the design.
Classification
Coins and Currency
Type
money
pennies
Topic
Commerce
Emancipation
Families
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number
2014.273.7
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd563e358f1-d8e7-4968-bed3-507e1c1d572f
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