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Union Must and Shall Be Preserved / Beware

Civil War (1861–1865)
1863
Die cutter S (American, active around 1863)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 18 mm, 2.5 gm (11/16 in., 0.09 oz.)

Accession Number

01.1970

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: THE UNION MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED, separated by mullet, around bust of a General in uniform, facing left, signed S beneath, the whole surrounded by beaded circle
Rev: Snake, facing left, on grassy ground and within a circle of mullets, BEWARE above, 1863 below, the whole surrounded by serrated circle joining broad low rim
Edge: plain

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins