USA NEW YORK Civil War token MITTNACHT’S EAGLE SAFE

$40.00

USA, NEW YORK, Civil War token, no date, Obverse: safe, G. M. MITTNACHT’S EAGLE SAFE, Reverse: chopping block, 23 SPRING ST. NEW YORK, copper, 19mm, R-630BA-1a, XF

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Description

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.