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Civil War token

Object Number: 
INV.13855.63a
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 21.7 mm.
Marks: 
Die struck: Obverse: "WASHINGTON MARKET EXCHANGE" Die struck: Reverse: "LIVE AND LET LIVE 1863"
Description: 
Obverse: A tom turkey displayed. Reverse: A trophy of arms.
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