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United States Copper / Tradesmen's Currency

Civil War (1861–1865)


Mint: United States

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 20.5 mm, 2.6 gm (13/16 in., 0.09 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.1186

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: UNITED STATES / COPPER around eagle facing left, looking backwards, on upper portion of a lined globe; whole surrounded by serrated circle near broad low rim
Rev: * TRADESMENS * / CURRENCY, around shield, bearing GOOD FOR / ONE / CENT (curved); whole surrounded by serrated circle near broad low rim
Edge: plain

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse