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Get a free newspaper printed during the Civil War with these Civil War Tokens!

Mint State Civil War Tokens

Each token ships with an authentic, Civil War era newspaper!

April 12, 1861 marks one of the most resounding events in American history. Confederate artillery opened fire on the Union-held Fort Sumter, sparking bloody conflict, and brothers fighting brothers for the next four years. The American Civil War had officially begun.

1861-65 Civil War Token NGC MS65 RB

During this fearsome struggle, a plethora of tokens were privately struck and distributed on both sides. Dubbed ”Civil War Tokens,” these pieces were minted primarily to replace the cent, which was scarce during the war. They carried numerous designs, from business advertisements, to patriotic issues commemorating the embattled military forces.

1861-65 Civil War Token NGC MS65 RB Our Army

ModernCoinMart (MCM) was able to source a number of these patriotic Civil War Tokens, graded by NGC as Red or Red Brown in Mint State condition.

MCM will also be sending an authentic newspaper printed during the time of the Civil War with every coin purchased at no extra cost!

These Civil War tokens present a unique opportunity to hold a certifiable piece of history in your hand. Act quickly to secure yours, with an authentic Civil War-era newspaper, today!

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Civil War Token Hoard Found – Gem Red Coins only at MCM!

Gem Red Civil War Token Hoard

Gem Red Civil War Token Hoard

Every token includes an authentic Civil War Era newspaper for free!

The Civil War is one of the most important events in American history. Through the turmoil, Americans displayed their resilience and willingness to achieve peace and unity. Just as Abraham Lincoln said in 1858, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Out of the ashes of war, America became strong, again.

These Civil War Tokens present a unique opportunity to hold a certified piece of history in one’s hand. During the hard years of the Civil War, government issued coins were scarce and private issues like these tokens were widely used. Many different designs and varieties were seen, but patriotic & military themed issues were the most popular. The collectible value of these tokens is determined primarily by their rarity and condition.

The Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC) has certified over 8,000 patriotic themed tokens. Of these, only 237 have been certified as Full Red, with original full color and luster as when they were struck. Most tokens seen in the marketplace are well worn and original coins in Choice Condition are nearly unheard of! This small hoard was discovered in New Hampshire and had been carefully wrapped in tissue paper since the coins were minted during the tumultuous years of the Civil War. This small hoard represents more than 1/3 of all Full Red NGC certified Civil War Tokens that have ever entered the marketplace!

For a limited time, an authentic Civil War Era newspaper will be included with each token! While each newspaper is protected in a plastic sleeve, they can easily and safely be removed and read. This special offer is available exclusively to MCM customers.

Very limited quantities are available for these coins. These coins are perfect for numismatists and history buffs, alike. Don’t delay — These items won’t last much longer!

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