Civil War token
Diameter: 28.4 mm
Die struck: Obverse: "JAMES G. MOFFET/121 PRINCE STt/BRASS FOUNDERS NEW YORK Die struck: Reverse: "SHEET & PLATERS BRASS/GOLD.SILVER/GERMAN SILVER/ROLLED/TO ORDER/BRASS COUNTERRAILING
The front shows a Union eagle with inscriptions around. The back bears further portions of the advertising message.
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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