Civil War token
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Token; copper; depiction of a lyre with oak branches on reverse; obverse "ATLANTIC GARDEN / 50 / BOWERY / NEW YORK / 1863." reverse "GRAND CONCERT / EVERY NIGHT / ADMISSION / FREE"
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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