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Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .15 cm x 1.96 cm; 1/16 in x 25/32 in
Object Name:
token
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1863
Description:
Numismatists, people who study or collect coins, generally categorize Civil War Tokens into three themes: patriotic, store cards, and sutler tokens. As with this coin, patriotic themed coins displayed patriotic slogans and images. Advertisements were not printed on these tokens. This specific token has an image of the Union flag with the words, “THE FLAG OF OUR UNION” on one side and another popular patriotic statement on the other side, “IF ANYBODY ATTEMPTS TO TEAR IT DOWN/SHOOT HIM/ ON THE SPOT.”
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
2001.0009.0343
Accession number:
2001.0009
Catalog number:
2001.0009.0343
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-7716-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_835297