1863 Civil War Token, NGC MS 61 BN Brown
The Flag Of Our Union
Obverse: The Flag Of Our Union, 1863
Reverse: If Anybody Attempts To Tear It Down, Shoot Them On The Spot, DIX
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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