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Description Copper token dating to the Civil War. Its front is engraved with a rendering of the American flag surrounded by a halo of 13 stars, the phrase "The flag of our union," and the year 1863. Its back is engraved with the sentence, "If anybody attempts to tear it down / shoot him on the spot" and the name "Dix" (for United States Secretary of the Treasury John Adams Dix). The remark engraved on the token has been attributed to Dix.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 3/4 inch diameter
Nomenclature Token
Subjects Used during Civil War
Used in United States
Numismatics & Philatelics. Exchange Media
Dates Creation: 1863
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6799.6
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