1863 "Time is Money" Civil War Union Token
1863 Civil War token featuring a rider on a galloping horse.
"Time is Money" is printed on the top of the token, 1863 and "EXIGENCY" on the bottom.
The reverse states "HUSSEY'S SPECIAL MESSENGER POST"
50 WILLIAM ST. NEW YORK
The copper coin is set in a hand fabricated mount of 18kt gold prongs and bail, with a sterling silver seat.
Chain is sold separately. 1.3mm 14kt gold rolo chain. See Chains.
Civil War tokens are token coins that were privately minted and distributed in the United States between 1861 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. - Wikipedia