Off metal struck in pewter!
This is a reproduction of the 1792 “Birch Cent” designed and engraved by Birch (his first name is still unknown) as a pattern for our first one-cent coins. It carries an edge inscription “TO BE ESTEEMED * BE USEFUL”. It’s about the size of a modern half Dollar. The size was reduced to what we now know as the “large cent” size to allow for production costs.
The coin you see here is the coin you will receive. reverse "COPY"
"TO BE ESTEEMED BE USEFUL"
Pewter| Vintage Stock from Gallery Mint Museum
Out of Stock