1863 Token “The Flag of our Union” – No 8
Original 1863 Civil War Token
Inscription (The Flag of Our Union and if Anybody Attempts to Tear It down, Shoot Him on the Spot)
Condition is near mind with very few visible marks made out of copper.
By 1884 the war caused severe shortages of coin and was almost out of circulation so Merchants issued their own coin to make transactions in fact this was considered the first store card. By the end of 1864 the Government had passed a law stating that privately minted coins were illegal.
A very nice piece of history and becoming hard to find.
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