SOLD American Civil War Token 1863 Good for One Cent . COIN63

American Civil War Token. Wording on one side: Good for One Cent 1863 Redeem ed. Wording on the other side appears to be: Frank LGAY Bookseller & Stationary Prov R.I. 140 Westminster St. Very worn condition. In plastic snap display holder.


Additional Notes: Civil War Tokens appeared in the early 1860s because there were severe shortages of U.S. government-issued coins.  Regular cents of that era were strongly hoarded, so private individuals started making small copper coins to meet the demands of local commerce. The government caught up eventually, and Civil War Tokens disappeared after supply caught up. These interesting Civil war token have a nice collector following today and are a nice character item from the U.S. Civil War.


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Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 5 × 4 × 1 in

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