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Civil War token

Object Number: 
INV.13718.18
Date: 
ca. 1863
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Token; metal; depiction of anvil on obverse, and a lock on reverse; obverse "PATTERSON, BROTHERS / BUFFALO" reverse "WHOLESALE / DEALERS / IN HARDWARE"
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