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God Protect the Union / Capped Bust of Liberty

Obv: GOD / * / PROTECT / THE / UNION (curved upwards), star above, within laurel branch and oak wreath; shield shield below; within beaded circle joined to broad rim Rev: Thirteen mullets around capped bust of Liberty facing left and decked with eight mullets on borde / 1863 (curved upwards)...

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Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

Civil War (1861–1865), 1863

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United States

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Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates