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Story of the Fugio Cent of 1787

Ray Rouse, Exhibit Chairman, Early American Coppers Society, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com.

The Fugio Cent has a great story inspired by Benjamin Franklin and authorized by Congress in 1787. Hear the story of the coin that states, “time flies.” The rebus shining over the sundial has become a timeless image associated with America’s early copper coin.

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