Civil War token

Object Number: 
INV.13855.26
Date: 
ca. 1863
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Token; metal; garland on reverse; obverse "REDEEMED / BY / D. L. WING & CO. / ALBANY N.Y." reverse "UNION / FLOUR"
Gallery Label: 
During the Civil War, there were no metallic coins of any denomination in circulation. Tradesmen were thus forced to issue a medium that would save commerce. Many of these tokens depicted patriotic subjects.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group