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Object Name TOKEN
Catalog Number 0985.01.00069
Description Very work circle of tin, darkened and eroded with age and exposure. Stamped in relief: "SUTLERS CHECK / GOOD FOR 25 CENTS IN GOODS / 22 R IND. VOL"
Dimensions Dia-0.875 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Owner Regiment 22nd Indiana Infantry
Made Die Sinker
Provenance Union army sutler's coin picked up on a battlefield in Arkansas. Most sutlers paid out their own scrip as change, thus ensuring that the change would be later spent with them. Sutler issues include notes, metal tokens, and cardboard tickets.
Search Terms found on battlefield
Subjects Money
Currency
sutlers