Civil War token

Object Number: 
INV.13855.49a
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 19.9 mm
Gallery Label: 
Tokens called "Civil War tokens" were struck in some northern cities between 1863 and 1865 to supply small change for public transactions. To circumvent anti-counterfeiting laws, they were either not denominated or bore an evasive valuation, as here (i.e., "medal for one cent"). Although attributed to engraver Charles D. Horter of 178 William Street, New York City, the obverse die is signed ``B''.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group