Civil War Token: DIX, If Anybody Attemts to Tear It Down...

Civil War Token: DIX, If Anybody Attemts to Tear It Down...
Title
Civil War Token: DIX, If Anybody Attemts to Tear It Down...
Date 
1863
Medium 
copper
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 1 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Obverse: The Union flag within a circle of stars, inscription around. Reverse: Inscription in three lines.
Object Number 
1949.127
Marks 
Die struck: Obverse: "THE FLAG OF OUR UNION" Die struck: Reverse: "IF ANYBODY ATTEMPTS TO TEAR IT DOWN, SHOOT HIM ON THE SPOT. DIX"
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