Bashlow Restrike 1861 Confederate Cent Defaced Dies Civil War Token

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Seller: gold.n.coins (48,553) 99.9%, Location: La Habra, California, Ships to: US, Item: 382777661509 Bashlow Restrike 1861 Confederate Cent Defaced Dies Civil War Token - BINo A very interesting history behind these restrikes. They were made in 1961 by Robert Bashlow, who used the original died made by engraver Robert Lovett. Lovett cancelled (defaced) the dies due to fear of being charged with treason for aiding the Confederacy. The hammer blows and chisel marks he made on the dies are clearly visible in these restrikes. After minting the restrikes, the dies were donated to the Smithsonian, were they still remain today. This coin is made from copper and measures approximately 19mm in diameter and is twice the thickness of a regular penny. This coin is in excellent condition, no wear, with a brilliant copper tone and lots of original lustre. Very attractive. May have a few tiny spots. Our shipping department ships on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please sign up for our ebay newsletter to be notified of special offers. All coin and bullion orders under $1500 sold in California are subject to California State Sales tax of 8.25% ATTENTION Minnesota Residents: because of the new Minnesota coin and bullion law we no longer accept orders from Minnesota customers. Gold'n Coins reserves the right to block any ebay user from subsequent bidding, at Gold'n Coins' sole discretion.

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