1861-65 NY Civil War Token, NGC AU Details
New York And Albany Line
Obverse: "New York And Albany, Peoples Line of Steam Boats"
Reverse: "Time Table, Leave NY 6PM, Leave Albany 1 1/2 PM"
Civil War tokens were privately minted and distributed from 1861-1864. These tokens were widely used because of the scarce amount of cents issued by the government during the Civil War. Congress banned the production of all private coinage on June 8, 1864.
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