USA Civil War token 1864 patriotic


USA, Civil War token, 1864, Obverse: turban head R, 1864, Reverse: OUR ARMY, copper, 18mm, dies 46/335, spot, VF+

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The thousands of tokens made in the North during the Civil War were only made during 1863 and part of 1864, after which they were made illegal.

A token is used like a coin but is not a coin. Rather, it stands for a coin without the value of the coin. Maybe its copper, but says its value is the same as a silver coin. Usually tokens were made privately, but sometimes governments got involved.