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DIX obverse (Flag type reverse)

Civil War (1861–1865)
1863


Mint: United States

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 20 mm, 3 gm (13/16 in., 0.11 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.1185

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: * IF ANYBODY ATTEMPTS TO TEAR IT DOWN around a plain circle containing * * SHOOT HIM * * / ON THE SPOT around a braided rope design containing DIX (die #413)
Rev: (ornament) THE FLAG OF OUR UNION (ornament) / 1863 around a flag with 25 stars surmounted by a liberty cap and surrounded by 13 stars
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