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Civil War Token

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Civil War Tokens were private issue tokens made during the US Civil War to compensate for the lack of small coinage in circulation and to advertise for various merchants. They are typically the size of a US small cent and are made up of two main themes. The first is the Patriotic Civil War token. Patriotics are found with a political or patriotic theme their design. The token shown above is a Patriotic. The other type is a Storecard which advertised for a merchant. There are a wide variety of varied styles and designs of both types.

 

Obverse Subject -

Various

 

Reverse Design -

Various

 

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Civil War Token Society

 

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Knowledge of Civil War Tokens by CWTS

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