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Union Must and Shall Be Preserved / Beware

Obv: THE UNION MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED, separated by mullet, around bust of a General in uniform, facing left, signed S beneath, the whole surrounded by beaded circle Rev: Snake, facing left, on grassy ground and within a circle of mullets, BEWARE above, 1863 below, the whole surrounded by...

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Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

Civil War (1861–1865), 1863

  • Die cutter S, American, active around 1863
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United States

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Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates