Own a piece of Civil War history, a single civil war token is displayed in a mat and clear protective sleeve. From 1861 to 1864, as the Civil War raged on the battlefields, another sort of war was fought in the streets and shops of America. It was a battle against the hardship of scarcity of U.S. Mint coins. Citizens fought back by using privately issued tokens, many carrying strong political sentiments. The tokens were made of a variety of metals; copper or brass, nickel or German silver, alloys or Silver. These are valuable pieces of American history.