Civil War token
Overall: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Token; metal; depiction of Lady Liberty's profile surrounded by a ring of stars on obverse, and a bald eagle with a shield on its cheast, with arrows in its claws and garland in its beak,on reverse; obverse " LIBERTY / COMPS. SPIEL-MUNZE" / STRASBURGER & NUHN / J M PORTERS / SPIEL MARKE / NEW YORK"
During the Civil War, there were no metallic coins of any denomination in circulation. Tradesmen were thus forced to issue a medium that would save commerce. Many of these tokens depicted patriotic subjects.
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