1861 Waterloo NY Civil War Token, NGC AU Details
Henry C. Welles, Druggist
Obverse: "Henry Welles, Waterloo NY, Druggist & Book Seller"
Reverse: "Business Card, 1861"
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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