Civil War token
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Token; metal; garland on reverse; obverse "REDEEMED / BY / D. L. WING & CO. / ALBANY N.Y." reverse "UNION / FLOUR"
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.
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