Token: US Trade Gustavus Lindenmueller  1862 to 1864
Token: US Trade Gustavus Lindenmueller 1862 to 1864

During the American Civil War, the government was pretty busy abolishing slavery. So they did not have much time for more mundane activities such as minting coins.

Private citizens took it upon themselves to create tokens for commerce, and so US Civil War Tokens were born. You can see our page on CWTs at this CoinQuest link. They are avidly collected today.

Gustavus Lindenmueller was a barkeeper in New York. His colorful tokens apparently caught the attention of Congress, and they promptly outlawed private minting. Too bad. Some of those Civil War Tokens are really cool!

As to value, Lindenmeuller tokens are somewhat plentiful. Typical catalog values run like this:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $100

Apply the concepts on our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 13229 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Stephen Day, Sun, 09-Dec-2012 07:25:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 13:03:11 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 25-Nov-2014 13:50:54 GMT
Requester description: 1863 13 stars around man with extremelly long beard almost reaching bottom of coin and he is facing left. On reverse the words 'Gustavus Lindenmuller' surround outter edge of coin with New York at the bottom. Also a tin cup in center surrounded by what seems to be a incomplete circle of flowers, inside the name above. It is made of what seems to be bronze/copper and is very smoothed edge. I have not been able to find any information on this but that it is possibly a medal and not so much a coin.
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