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    1863 Huntsville, Alabama Civil War Token
    Unlisted Reverse, Fuld 425A-12d, MS64
    Only Three Known in Copper-Nickel

    1863 White and Swann, Huntsville, AL, Fuld 425A-12d, R.10, MS64 NGC. Alabama is a single-merchant state that combines the White and Swann obverse with several reverse dies, and those combinations were struck in various compositions.

    There are 32 different combinations listed in the third edition of the Fuld reference, and the present piece is a unique 33rd example, the reverse die never before associated with the Alabama obverse. Every one of the 33 die combinations now known are listed as R.8, R.9, or R.10. These Alabama tokens are rarities in the Civil War token series. Three of the combinations are known in copper-nickel, and each of the three is unique.

    An accounting of the individual rarity ratings suggests a total population of Alabama Civil War store cards falls in the range of 100 to 200 pieces. Prior to this discovery, only two combinations had an Indian Head reverse, utilizing dies 1047 (dated 1864) and 1069 (Prairie Flower). This Choice Mint State piece uses reverse die 1018. Both sides have fully lustrous and reflective golden-tan surfaces with trivial struck-thrus on the obverse.
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