Origin: This is our most comprehensive Civil War themed collection to date, featuring a Union Civil War token, a U.S. government issue 2 cent piece, and a Confederate war bond.
Civil War tokens were unofficial, privately minted coins that were distributed within the US between 1861 and 1864. The panic of the Civil War had caused many Americans to begin hoarding coins, making it very difficult for businesses to operate. As a result, these businesses began producing a vast number of unofficial tokens—over 25,000,000 of them in total! The tokens included in these collections are known as patriotic tokens, which circulated primarily in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States.
The mintage of two cent pieces began in 1864, as the federal government's response to the rampant coin shortages described above. They were authorized by the Coinage Act of 1864, which effectively banned the previous unofficial Civil War tokens as well. Two cent coins proved popular at first, but slowly fell out of fashion in favor of larger denomination coins.
Finally, the collection is finished off with a war bond issued by the Confederate States of America. Most of these bonds date back to the latter years of the war, when runaway inflation had weakened the Confederate economy. The government issued these bonds to raise money for the war effort, as well as to help stabilize the Confederate dollar by removing excess paper bills from circulation. Many of the bonds had coupons that were payable as late as 1894—however, the Fourteenth Amendment made the honoring of Confederate debt illegal as of 1868.
Each of these extraordinary pieces of history comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, and are guaranteed authentic.
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Confederate bonds were often issued in sheets like this, with smaller notes able to be cut from the bottom and redeemed individually (via Wikimedia)
Your order will include:
- One Civil War token, one 2 Cent Piece, and one Confederate war bond (random denomination)
- Acrylic display
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Cloth pouch to prevent scratches
- Certificate of Authenticity
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