1863 Civil War Token with George Washington in 18kt gold with chain
1863 Civil War Token with George Washington in 18kt gold with chain
1863 Civil War Token Union For Ever in 18kt gold back

1863 George Washington Civil War Union Token

$835.00 USD

Description

1863 Civil War token featuring equestrian statue of George Washington with the saying "FIRST IN WAR, FIRST IN PEACE". 

The reverse states "UNION FOR EVER" with a palm branch to the left (symbol of peace) and oak branch to the right (symbol of war).

The copper coin is in an 18kt gold mount.  Approx. 3/4"

Chains are available.  See Chains.

Story

The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this token in 1863.
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