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    Undated Union Forever Civil War Token, MS64 Brown
    Extremely Rare Fuld 241A/417Aa in Copper

    Undated Union Forever Civil War Token, Fuld-241A/417Aa, R.10, MS64 Brown NGC. Ex: Rev. Dr. James G.K. McClure Collection. Prior to the appearance of the McClure Collection, just two examples of this die combination were known. One is a copper overstrike that the cataloger understands to carry a high circulated grade of about Extremely Fine. The other is a lead example that is heavily corroded.

    Two additional examples of the die pair appeared in the McClure Collection. This piece is a copper example that is not overstruck, and the other example is brass. Accordingly, each of the individual pieces carries the R.10 rating as each is unique. The die pair remains R.9, defined as two to five known.

    This copper example is clearly the finest of those four known examples, retaining traces of original orange mint color over the lustrous olive-brown obverse. The similar olive-brown reverse has wispy blue overtones. Slight peripheral and central weakness is evident due to the rather thin planchet. An extraordinary opportunity for the specialist.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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