U.S. Federal Coinage During the Civil War

By Patty Zinn
The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable
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Editor’s note: This article was originally published in The Charger as three parts in December 2022, February 2023, and April 2023.

It is interesting to note that both the Federal Government and the Confederate States minted coins during the Civil War. Most know more about Civil War Tokens than actual coinage produced by the Confederate States. In this article, I would like to talk about some of the unique, short-lived United States coin issues as well as Civil War Tokens. To begin, I would like to present an overview of the Federal Government coin issues, with a focus on the smallest of United States silver coins, called the Trime.

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