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Object Name: Civil War token
Date: 1863
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Medium: Copper
Dimensions: 19.2 mm.
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Obverse: Inscription. Reverse: Inscription within a wreath.
Object Number: INV.13855.60b
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Marks: Die struck: Obverse: "CONSTITUTION FOR EVER" Die struck: Reverse: "NOT ONE CENT"

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Tokens called "Civil War tokens" were struck in some northern cities between 1863 and 1865 to supply small change for public transactions. To circumvent anti-counterfeiting laws, they were either not denominated or bore an evasive valuation.