Token

Object Number: 
INV.13778.8h
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Token; metal; depiction of plough in center of obverse, depiction of screw and nut on reverse; obverse "N. STARBUCK & SON / PLOUGHS, / PLOUGH CASTINGS, / & SLEIGH / SHOES. / MILL CLEARING, POTASH KETLES, & CAULDRONS. / TROY AIR FURNANCE" reverse "MACHINE SHOP / SCREWS / FOR PAPER, / OIL & CIDER / MILLS, & C. / TURNING & POR INC."
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