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Civil War token: Army and Navy/Federal Union

Civil War token: Army and Navy/Federal Union
Title
Civil War token: Army and Navy/Federal Union
Date 
1863
Medium 
copper
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 1 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Obverse: Inscription within a wreath above a naval motif. Reverse: Inscriptions. Recto: The Federal Union / It must and shall be preserved Verso: Army & Navy
Object Number 
INV.12241
Marks 
Die struck: Obverse: "ARMY AND NAVY" Die struck: Reverse: "THE FEDERAL UNION, IT MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED"
Gallery Label 
Tokens called "Civil War tokens" were struck in some northern cities between 1863 and 1865 to supply small change for public transactions. To circumvent anti-counterfeiting laws, they were either not denominated or bore an evasive valuation.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group