Token

Object Number: 
INV.13778.8k
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Token; metal with octagonal shape; obverse "JAS S. SMITH & CO. / MILLITARY GOODS" reverse " MANUFACTORY / 15 DUTCH ST. / N. YORK / & SALES ROOM"
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