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Civil War Tokens

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Introduction

During the Civil War, a shortage of supply of small change led merchants and others to supply "coins" of a one cent size for use. These had either patriotic themes, or were issued by merchants to advertise their wares while supplying a needed item -- the tokens themselves. Thousands of different tokens were issued, with everything on them from a flag to a wine bottle to a coffin---and have been avidly collected for many years by students of the Civil War era.

Civil War tokens are usually referenced as catalogued by George Fuld.

History

  • See the history page for more information about these tokens (not currently available).

Bibliography

For Sale

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