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United States Copper / Tradesmen's Currency

Obv: UNITED STATES / COPPER around eagle facing left, looking backwards, on upper portion of a lined globe; whole surrounded by serrated circle near broad low rim Rev: * TRADESMENS * / CURRENCY, around shield, bearing GOOD FOR / ONE / CENT (curved); whole surrounded by serrated circle near broad...

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Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

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The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Civil War (1861–1865)


United States


Diameter and weight: 20.5 mm, 2.6 gm (13/16 in., 0.09 oz.)

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Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates