Civil War token

Object Number: 
INV.13778.8f
Date: 
ca. 1863
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Token; copper; bust of George Washingotn in oval frame on a large five-pointed star, surrounded by a ring of garland, on obverse; reverse "GEORGE HYENLEIN / 28 / CHRYSTIE 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