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    1863 First in War, First in Peace -- Mirror Brockage Obverse -- XF40 NGC. Fuld-177/177a, R.8. The First in War, First in Peace Patriotic Civil War token series was based on Henry Kirke Brown's 1856 equestrian statue of George Washington, exhibited in Union Square Park, Manhattan. Fuld-177 is the only die which shows the President facing. Fuld-177 is usually paired with either Fuld-127 (in German silver) or Fuld-271 (in copper). The present copper example was struck between the Fuld-177 die and a previously struck token from that same die, due to an ejection error. The tan-brown surfaces display moderate wear and no doubt elicited curiously from several owners during its year or two in commerce.

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