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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Fugio Cents Of The United States

The Fugio Cent is a relic from the 18th century colonial days of the United States.

Authorization for the coinage was approved by congress on April 21, 1787. The coins however were not minted until July of 1787 when the design could be finalized.

Mr. James Jarvis was contracted, to produce 3 hundred tons of copper coins, with one side to depict 13 circles, all linked. Then a smaller circle in the center, containing the words, United States, wrapping around the words, we are one.

On the other side of the proposed coins, A sun dial with a meridian sun and the word Fugio, meaning time flies. This side also contained the date, as well as the words mind your business.

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