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Civil War token

Object Number: 
Z.3174
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Token; copper; depiction of Lady Liberty wearing a feather headdress on obverse; obverse "UNITED / WE STAND / 1863" reverse "BROAS PIE BAKER / ONE / COUNTRY / 131 41ST ST N.Y."
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