Token

Object Number: 
INV.13778.8d
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description: 
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 " PROFESSOR JOHNSON' SOAP & STARCH POLISH / 317. BOWERY N.Y. / LIBERTY" reverse " FOUNTAINBLACKING / UNITED STATES / BRUSH & FRENCH BLUEING"
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