Civil War token
Diameter: 19.2 mm
Die struck: "USE/MILLER'S/25/CENTS/HAIR/INVIGORATOR" Die struck: "USE MILLER'S/50/CENTS/N.Y./HAIR DYE"
The front and back both bear inscriptions advertising a hair restorative
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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