Photo #: NH 90167
USS Monitor (1862)
Obverse of a copper commemorative coin, dated 1863. This coin had exactly the same dimensions as a penny (Diameter 0.75"; Thickness 0.06") and was of a rather brassy color, yellower than a modern penny.
See Photo # NH 90168 for a view of this coin's reverse side.
Courtesy of Mrs. Ann Marshall, 1979.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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6 April 2001