Sutler Token 1863


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Of the 3 types of Civil War tokens, the Sutler Tokens is by far the rarest. A Sutler was a person who sold provisions from outside the military post from his wagon or a temporary tent, to an army Regiment in the field, in camp or in Quarters. Since there was a shortage of money during the war, Sutlers often conducted transactions using these tokens. The holes indicate that the soldiers sewed the token in their clothes in order not to lose it. The obverse has the letter “C” plus Union 1863, on the reverse it has Charnley, 11 Orange, Providence, R.I. with an anchor inside a shield. Union

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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × .125 in