1864 U.S. Civil War Token - Union For Ever - NGC MS63BN
- Grading Service: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation - NGC
- Grade: Mint State 63 Brown - MS63BN
- Certification: 5933770-009
- Country: United States
- Period: Federal Republic (1776-Date)
- Type: Token
- Years: 1861-1865
- Obverse: Indian head with stars around inside a beaded circle
- Reverse: Shield in center; "Union For Ever" above, date below
*Coin condition is based on our professional opinion. Pictures are representative of the coin that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly, and serial numbers may vary*
Minted between the years of 1861 and 1865 these tokens were used in place of cent coinage at the time in areas where the legal tender coins were scarce. These come in three categories, Store Cards, Patriotic, Military.
Store Cards are made and issued by independant businesses from all over the easter states, as well as a few other out liers. They have the business info stamped on them.
Patriotic tokens have some patriotic, unification statement, like "Our Army" " Army Navy" or "The Flag of Our Union"
Miltary tokens are from the indepenent military unit stores and are generally quite rare.