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Token

Object Number: 
INV.13778.8e
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Token; metal; depiction of Lady Liberty's facial profile on obverse, bald eagle with a seal on its chest and arrows and a branch in its claws on the reverse; obverse "E. LYON / 424 BROADWAY NEW-YORK" reverse "MAGNECTIC POWDER & PILLS / FOR INSECTS AND RATS"
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