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Laureate Liberty Bust / Millions for Defense

Obv: Thirteen mullets around nude bust of Liberty, facing right; hair gathered close about head, signed L. LEICHTWEIS below bust, 1863 (curved) below; surrounded by beaded circle close in narrow raised rim Rev: MILLIONS FOR DEFENCE around NOT-ONE-CENT-FOR -TRIBUTE (curved) within laurel and oak...

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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