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U.S. Civil War token

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Title:
U.S. Civil War token
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
Copper
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 25.4 mm
Description: 
The front shows a man with a long beard facing left, with the date 1863 below. The back has a beer stein in the center, advertising a brewery business.
Date End: 
1 863
Object Number: 
INV.13855.7a
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, as here (i.e., "medal for one cent").
Date Begin: 
1863
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group