Authentic Civil War Token. With such a wide variety of subjects, Civil War tokens are diverse and interesting collectible pieces of American history. During the tumultuous years of the Civil War, coin shortages across the country became so severe that many merchants took to issuing their own tokens. These privately minted copper pieces were the size of the standard cent and many looked much like government-issued coins. A token might include advertisements for the issuing business, display patriotic symbols or express popular sentiments of the time. You will receive one Civil War token of our choice of design in Fine or better quality.
1995 Civil War Unofficial First Day Cover Collection. The USPS released a collection of 20 different 32¢ stamps featuring a variety of Civil War participants and events on June 29, 1995 in Gettysburg, PA. A complete collection of FDCs cancelled in Gettysburg sells elsewhere for $85, but we've sourced an extra-special deal! Our set of covers was also cancelled that same day, but not at the official city of release. Instead, these "unofficial" collectible covers were cancelled at Beauvoir, the home of the Confederacy's president, Jefferson Davis in Biloxi, MS. Envelope artwork may vary from shown.