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Token: US Civil War UNION FOREVER  1861 to 1864
Token: US Civil War UNION FOREVER 1861 to 1864

Civil War Tokens (CWTs) are tokens that were privately minted and distributed in the United States between 1860 and 1870. They were used mainly in the Northeast and Midwest. The widespread use of the tokens was a result of the scarcity of government-issued coinage during the Civil War.
Civil War tokens are divided into three types: store cards, patriotic tokens, and sutler (is a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army) tokens. All three types were utilized as currency, and are differentiated by their designs. The collectible value of the tokens is determined chiefly by their rarity. This UNION FOREVER with shield pattern is one of the more common varieties.

Fully uncirculated Civil War tokens are very rare and can fetch several $100s of dollars.

Very approximately, here are approximate values for your UNION FOREVER token with shield:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $200

For more information, check our general page on CWTs.

Coin: 21466 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Jeremy miller, Mon, 15-Aug-2016 01:30:13 GMT
Answered by: Andrei, Mon, 15-Aug-2016 11:21:20 GMT
Requester description: 1864 1864 Indian head civil war token Union for ever 1864
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