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Civil War tokens are token coins that were privately minted and distributed in the United States between 1862 and 1864. They were used mainly in the Northeast and Midwest. The widespread use of the tokens was a result of the scarcity of government-issued cents during the Civil War.

1861 Confederate Cent

The world's most expensive penny - This Lincoln cent was struck in the wrong metal at the Denver Mint in 1943. Just 40 of the coins are known to exist. In 2010, a dealer in New Jersey sold his 1943 penny for a staggering $1,700,000.00 (Most 1943 pennies are steel-gray)


The Fugio ("I Fly") cent or first penny was issued in 1787, under the authority of Congress. 'Franklin', 'Ring', 'Mind Your Business', 'Sun Dial', etc. are other names by which it was known. The minting of this copper penny was carried out at James Jarvis' mint, New Haven, Connecticut. The reverse side of the penny has an inscription of the colonies, represented by a circle of links, with the words, 'UNITED STATES - WE ARE ONE', at the center. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/rare-pennies.ht...

The United States Coinage Act of June 8th 1864 made Civil War tokens illegal.

Confederate Artifacts: Civil War Confederate artifacts include a battle flag and a Confederate belt plate. The top saber appears homemade, while the other is government issue. The kepi is also government issue, but the knife is not. (

1863 "Our Little Monitor" Civil War Token

The Civil War - Union soldiers

Group of Sailors, United States Navy, in Civil War Navy Uniforms. It was taken between 1860 and 1865.

Mary I & Philip Shilling, 1554 - was the first English coin to bear a double portrait.

Rare English Coin, Gold Ryal, Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) in ship with sword and shield, 1553-1554

United States commemorative coins - 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition Fifty Dollar Gold Coin

A two cent American coin. :)

American Civil War Tokens - One Cent - Washington Exchange Market, New York 1863.

Civil War telegraph wagon, 1864

War Between The States

Civil War Soldier

Exceptional 1864 Lincoln / Johnson Ferrotype Presidential Campaign Token. "Hourglass" format with great Union Shield icons on both sides of ferrotype of Lincoln. Johnson on reverse side.

Civil War Flag