Civil War Token: DIX, If Anybody Attemts to Tear It Down...
Overall: 1 x 1 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Die struck: Obverse: "THE FLAG OF OUR UNION" Die struck: Reverse: "IF ANYBODY ATTEMPTS TO TEAR IT DOWN, SHOOT HIM ON THE SPOT. DIX"
Obverse: The Union flag within a circle of stars, inscription around. Reverse: Inscription in three lines.
Tokens called "Civil War tokens" were struck in some northern cities between 1863 and 1865 to supply small change for public transactions. To circumvent anti-counterfeiting laws, they were either not denominated or bore an evasive valuation.
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