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    1863 Union Forever/Monitor Token -- Struck Over an 1863 Indian Cent -- MS66 NGC. Fuld-240/341do, R.8. One side bears the UNION FOREVER with shield motif and date 1863 -- but peeking out from beneath, one can discern the smaller Oak Wreath shield near the rim from reverse of the underlying 1863 Indian cent, as well as ONE CENT prominent within the larger central shield. The Monitor design on the other shows much evidence of the underlying central Indian cent, including a full LIBERTY visible on the ship and the cent's date 1863 near the rim. The Monitor's 1863 date is also clear, making this a "doubled date" overstrike. An interesting Civil War-era manufacture, bright red and brown with excellent surface preservation.

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