Rare Mint Vintage

FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II

FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II
FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II
FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II
FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II
FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II
FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II

FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II   FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II

They're very different from the shiny-proof-looking variety i that you may have seen here before. Variety i is a 1 ounce copy about 39.4mm in diameter (just smaller than an american silver eagle coin). Check out the photos and look at the side-by-side comparisons.

The aging and darker color of variety ii don't come through in the photos. These aren't marked "copy", but i doubt that they'll fool anyone, even though they've been aged. Have you ever seen or even heard of a fugio cent this odd looking us copper coin designed by benjamin franklin was the very first us coin minted for general circulation.

The coin's value was $1.00, even though it's called a cent. Several versions of this coin were minted, all in 1787, or at least dated 1787.

Most of the existing original coins are in shoddy condition; if you had a pristine fugio cent however, it might be worth $10,000 or more. This coin is a 1 avdp ounce pure copper copy of the 1787 fugio cent. The copy is true to the original on both the obverse and reverse (compare photos). On the obverse, note the sun shining brightly over the sundial in the coin center, and the word fugio to its left. The word fugio is a latin word meaning to flee or to fly. Together, the word fugio and the sundial create a word puzzle (rebus) that represents that time flies, or time continues to pass, regardless of circumstances. The mind your business at the bottom of the coin is generally interpreted as pay attention to your own affairs. Together, the words and image on the obverse could mean invest your valuable time in your own affairs (business). The reverse consists of 13 interlocking rings representing the 13 original colonies. The center of the coin contains the words we are one, encircled by the words united states. The image represents that the 13 original colonies are independent, yet they are also inter-dependent (dependent upon each other). Together, the words and image represents the independence of the colonies and their dependence upon each other.

This item is made of pure copper and bullion, coin, round, precious metal.


FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II   FUGIO CENT - New (to us) Fugio Cent Variety II