Civil War Token with heaving clashing and Die Cracks

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  1. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    I just had to buy this one. Screen Shot 2021-07-28 at 7.46.19 PM.png Screen Shot 2021-07-28 at 7.46.49 PM.png Screen Shot 2021-07-28 at 7.47.15 PM.png
     
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  3. alurid

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  4. COOPER12

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  5. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    You have to wonder what was holding that obv together? It pretty much had to be the anvil die and the collar was keeping the pieces from falling away.
     
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  6. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I love it! (wish I saw it first)
     
  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Whats a Token like this worth today ?
     
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  8. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    me too that is a fine piece of History even if it is yankee.;)
     
  9. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

  10. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That die was holding together with bailing wire and a prayer. Cool token.
     
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  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The amazing thing about the token in the OP is that the die held together long enough to make so many pieces. That is nothing rare about it all. It’s probably an R-2.
     
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  12. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I have one of them, somewhere
     
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  13. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    it was listed for 139 with a best offer option I got it for 80.00 seemed fair . On ebay some are A lot more than I paid and a few are less but seemed like this one was A lot nicer than the lower priced ones.
     
  14. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    yes there are a few on ebay with varying degrees of clashing and breaks . Still quite cool like you said . It is amazing that that it held together so long. I am glad I got one. It will make a cool conversation item.
     
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  15. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

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  16. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Does anyone know what the "H" on these tokens represents? @alurid 's link suggests it may be the designer's initial.
     
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  17. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Hell or Hollywood yakpoo, can't tell the difference. Just kidding, I would like to know also.
     
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  18. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    Your CWT is absolutely FANTASTIC! I'd have leaped at the chance to buy that one. Only detriment: I'd love to see a better-focused image of that shattered obverse. Your 2nd rev pic shows the great clash wonderfully -- but at the cost of lost color.
     
  19. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    This would actually be a neat token to collect by die stage. It went through a lot of stages from the new dies through the near terminal one the OP shows.
     
  20. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

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  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Boy, that die sure shattered, didn’t it! And the clashing is super deep! Very cool piece.
     
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