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Civil War Tokens!

During the Civil War, a shortage of coins developed in the north and east, as people hoarded hard currency, in fear of inflation.

As a result, merchants found it difficult to make change for their customers.

Some issued their own currency or trade tokens, which customers were willing to accept, based on their confidence in the merchant's ability to redeem them in the future.

Civil War Tokens For Sale

Civil War Store Cards of Cincinnati by John Ostendorf 2007 Hardcover 377 Page

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Civil War Store Token,Chicago Illinois,Escherich,1861 Business Card,IL-150R-1a

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Civil War Store Token,New York,NY Railroad Express,NY-100-1a,Buffalo, Albany, XF

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1863 Civil War Token - Fuld 103/375a R-4 VF - Indian Head / Not One Cent

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Civil War Store Token, Palatine Illinois, Dean & Slade, IL-680A-1a, Nice AU

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1863 United We Stand Union Shield Patriotic Civil War Token Scarce Obverse Die

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1863 Bethel Indiana Civil War Token Thompson & Wiley R5 PCGS MS65

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1863 Stephen A Douglas Patriotic Civil War Token Female Amazon Warrior

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1863 Army & Navy Patriotic Civil War Token Cannon & Cannon Balls

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1863 Mason Michigan Druggist Civil War Token J W Phelps R6 PCGS MS64 Ex. Bowers

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Civil War Tokens For Sale

1863 CIVIL WAR TOKEN UNION FOR EVER SEE THE PICS NO RESERVE

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1861-65 Civil War Token Union For Ever ☆ Masonic ☆ NGC MS65 BN F252 271a

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1863 Civil War Store Card Detroit MI NGC MS64 RB DR. JAMES McClure F280A 2a

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1861-65 Civil War Store Card Williamsville Express NY NGC AU50 BN F990A 1a

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1863 Civil War Store Card M Hartzel Grocer NGC MS61 BN F165BO 3a Cincinnati OH

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1861-65 Civil War Token Store Card J Mahnken Liquors NY NGC MS64 RB F630AT 3a

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1863 Civil War Token NGC MS64 RB Our Little Monitor F237 423a

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1861-65 Civil War Store Card Knickerbocker Currency NGC MS65 BN F255 390a

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1863 Civil War Store Card E. Saginaw MI NGC VF25 BN Charles Bernacki F280A 2a

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1863 Civil War Store Card Mendota IL NGC AU58 BN A. Erlenborn, Grocer F165N 9a

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From 1861 to 1864, about 50 million tokens with thousands of different designs were made. Many had "not" written above the words "one cent" to distinguish them from real coins. Still considered Exonumia, there are two major types of Civil War tokens, Patriotics and Store Cards.

Patriotic Civil War Tokens carry no advertising and have patriotic phrases such as:

  •  Union For Ever
  •  The Union Must and Shall be Preserved
  •  Our Country
  •  Army and Navy

Civil War Store Card Tokens usually have the city and state on the token. Plus a merchants name or his business name and were usually a trade token in a sense. Civil War tokens were issued in large numbers from the following states:

  •  Connecticut
  •  Illinois
  •  Indiana
  •  Michigan
  •  New Jersey
  •  New York
  •  Ohio
  •  Pennsylvania
  •  Rhode Island
  •  Wisconsin

Civil War Token Society (CWTS) web site.


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