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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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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

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

Civil War (1861–1865)

Mint

United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2004.1186

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates