At several points in our nation's history, a shortage of coins was offset by merchants issuing private tokens. This section includes Hard Times Tokens, Civil War Tokens, and Feuchtwanger Coins.
Restrike-Original Dies. Given to directors of the company in charge of a proposed French colony known as Castorland in Carthage, NY.
CAC. CSA Scott Restrike Half Dollar. In 1879 J.W. Scott purchased the original C.S.A. half dollar die from Ebenezer Locke Mason, Jr., who had originally acquired it from Dr. B. F. Taylor, former chief coiner of the New Orleans Mint. Scott overstruck 500 1861-dated halves with the die after planing off the reverses, then paired the C.S.A. die with a "token" die to strike another 500 pieces in white metal. This high-grade example of the latter issu