1863 Civil War Token "Union For Ever" Washington 1st Brown's Equestrian Statue
Description: A good extremely fine Civil War copper token. The token displays Brown's Equestrian Statue in New York with George Washington pointing left. The obverse has the date 1863 below the statue and the legend "FIRST IN WAR FIRST IN PEACE along the edge surrounding the statue. The reverse of the token has the legend "UNION FOR EVER" in the center surrounded by an oak and a palm branch secured at the base with the US Shield with four folded flags crossed behind it. This token is listed by Musante as GW -639 representing the first Equestrian obverse. The token has a plain edge. It weighs ~3.2 gm and is ~19 mm in diameter. A great looking and very interesting Civil War patriotic token to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Reference: GW-635, Baker-476, Rulau Fuld-476.
Weight and Size: The token weighs ~3.2 grams, is ~19 millimeters in diameter.
Marks: Unmarked as to the maker.
Condition: The token is in good extremely fine condition. It is nicely toned and shows wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. A nice and well-preserved Civil War token to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to confirm the token's state of preservation.
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