February 14, 2019 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
Ends February 25, 2019


Civil War-Era Tokens, Including Lincoln and Grant, Plus Grant Mourning Ribbon

Lot of 16, including:

Two items of Ulysses S. Grant-related ephemera. Metal token, 29 mm diameter, catalogued in Sullivan as USG 1868-30. Obverse with portrait bust of Grant in uniform, with surrounding inscription, "General U.S. Grant / 1868." Reverse with "I Propose to Fight it Out on This Line," enclosing "If It / Takes All / Summer" above four stars and an oak/olive wreath. Memorial ribbon, 2.25 x 5.5 in., with portrait of Grant enclosed by black border, printed with text reading, "In Memoriam / U.S. / Grant / Born / April 27. 1822 / Died / July 23, 1885.”

One Vulcanite advertising token, 44 mm diameter, ca 1880s-90s. Obverse with profile portrait of Lincoln, encircled by text reading, “Alaroma / Bunola / Abraham Lincoln.” Reverse features elaborate monogram of Union Coffee Co. (“UCCo.”), with stars and surrounding text: “The Union Coffee Co. Limited / New York.” Lincoln’s profile also appears on a “Lucky Gold Coin,” flanked by laurels and surrounding text reading, “Honest Henry Cohane / $5.00 / E Z” on obverse, with “Good for $5.00 on Next $30.00 Purchase / E Z / Credit Clothing Co. / Newport, KY / Clothing For / The / Entire Family” on reverse.

Other advertising tokens for businesses including Dodd & Co. Hatters, Cincinnati, OH; Rickey’s Bookstore, Dayton, OH, 1863; Robinson & Ballou Grocers, Troy, NY, 1863; Marsh & Miner Military Clothiers, Chicago, IL, 1863; and Robert Wright Dry Goods, Cincinnati, OH, 1863.

Lot completed by three "Union Forever" tokens, each with different designs on obverse (shield, 1863; equestrian monument, 1863; and Native American in profile, 1864); one "Our Army" token with allegorical Liberty on obverse; one "Army & Navy" token with allegorical" Liberty on obverse; and one "Union" shield token.


Many with holes along top edge

Estimate: $150 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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