When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, citizens feared the worst and began hoarding their coins. Circulating coinage virtually disappeared — but thanks to some expert detective work, we’ve recovered some of the Vanishing Coins of the Civil War for this exciting set. Here’s what you’ll receive:
Indian Head Cent
Three Cent Nickel
Seated Liberty Half Dime
Seated Liberty Quarter
One Cent Civil War Token struck for local circulation by merchants during the shortage.
Dates vary between 1852 and 1865. In addition, you’ll also receive replica photos of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and President Abraham Lincoln, a copy of the Gettysburg Address, a genuine Confederate Bond, and a Cleveland & Toledo Railroad Stock Certificate. All these extras turn this set into a full-blown Civil War collection!
Coins of the Civil War
Most people are aware of Civil War paper money, and federal issue coinage, minted between 1861 through 1865. However, it’s a little known fact that the Confederacy minted coins at the three Southern Branch Mints located at Charlotte North Carolina, Dahlonega, Georgia, and New Orleans, Louisiana. After secession in 1861, this valuable Federal property was now located in the…