Civil War token: Army and Navy/Federal Union

Object Number: 
INV.12241
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
Die struck: Obverse: "ARMY AND NAVY" Die struck: Reverse: "THE FEDERAL UNION, IT MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED"
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
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