Mourning/ coin

Object Number: 
2002.1.4717
Date: 
1863-1890
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1 in. diameter
Description: 
A copper-colored metal coin or token embossed on one side with a Native American head resembling the penny, encircled by the words "Fr. Freise, Leichenbesorger/ 12 Ave. A/ New York", and on the reverse, a tiny coffin encircled by a wreath and the words "Fr. Freise, Undertaker/ Ave.A./New York/ 1863".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group