Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by The Penny Lady®, Aug 17, 2009.
It's really hard to tell at that angle - maybe 64BN?
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That's what it should have graded IMO.
A gorgeous 2 center, with a even better pic :thumb:
Well, now that I can see a close up of it face on, I do see a little rub on the cheek and beard. Try tilting the coin under light and look on the lapel area and see if you can see a lighter shade along the edge of the lapel - it's often easier to see rub right there rather than the cheek and beard.
The coins/tokens, you listed are intriguing. What were they used for?
sorry if you already stated this earlier. I haven't read the whole thread yet.
I'm just loving seeing all this beautiful copper - keep em coming!
its the same one you complimented on last week.remember?
I really like those civil war tokens cwtokenman.Very nice!!
I agree with the penny lady,the blue one is awesome!
Civil War tokens were created to alleviate the coin shortage that occurred when the Civil War broke out. There was not enough change in circulation for merchants to conduct business, so they made their own. There are two basic types, the generic, or "patriotic" types, and ones made special for a merchant is known as a "store card". They were so well accepted that the Feds decided to pattern the U.S. cent after them for the size and metal. Thousands of varieties were issued in just a few short years.
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