Die struck: Obverse: "WASHINGTON MARKET EXCHANGE"
Die struck: Reverse: "LIVE AND LET LIVE 1863"
Obverse: A tom turkey displayed.
Reverse: A trophy of arms.
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.
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