1863 New York Civil War Token, NGC Unc Details
Obverse: "EDW. Shaaf, Division St. 14 & 16"
Reverse: "New York, 1863"
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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