Requires Photography

Joseph L. Bates, Boston (One Cent)

Civil War (1861–1865)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Friedberg EP-6

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 25 mm, 2.2 gm (1 in., 0.08 oz.)

Accession Number

98.1644

Medium or Technique

Tin and mica shell enclosing a blue postage stamp

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: JOSEPH L. BATES (curved) / FANCY GOODS (curved) / 129 / WASHINGTON ST. / BOSTON / PAT AUG 12, 1862. J. GAULT, surrounded by beaded circle.
Rev: Blue one-cent U.S. postage stamp depicting a bust of Benjamin Franklin facing right
Edge: plain

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society