U.S. Civil War token

U.S. Civil War token
Title
U.S. Civil War token
Date 
1863
Medium 
Copper
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.
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").
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Creative: Tronvig Group