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    Undated Union Forever Monitor Token, MS62
    Extremely Rare Fuld 241A/417Ab in Brass

    Undated Union Forever Civil War Token, Fuld-241A/417Ab, R.10, MS62 NGC. The obverse of this extremely rare die combination depicts the Union ironclad steamship, the U.S.S. Monitor. The script legend Union Forever appears above and below the ship. The reverse depicts 31 stars in a plain field with a dentilated border. Why were there 31 stars? The United States had 31 states from 1851 to 1858, 32 states from 1858 to 1859, and 33 states from 1859 to 1861. Perhaps an old reverse die, engraved prior to Minnesota statehood in 1858, was utilized for this token.

    This greenish-yellow brass token exhibits hints of dark brown toning and traces of lighter yellow luster. The surfaces are pleasing for the grade with trivial microscopic handling marks. An impressive piece for the advanced Patriotic collector.
    From The Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection.


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