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CIVIL WAR COINS - CIVIL WAR COINAGE
1861 Double Eagle

The Civil War Coins were minted and used in commerce during the years of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Just think of the history these coins have seen.

The first year of the Civil War began in 1861 with optimism on both sides. The popular sentiment in the North was that Johnny Reb would run at the first sight of the Union Army. On the other hand, the Southern troops knew that they were good soldiers having come from a mostly agrarian game hunting culture. When President Buchanan, who preceded Lincoln as president, refused to surrender federal forts to seceding states, Southern state troops seized them. At Fort Sumter in South Carolina state troops repulsed a federal supply ship that was trying to reach its forces base at the fort. The ship returned to New York with the supplies undelivered. In April 1861 shots were fired on the fort and the Civil War began.

Fort Sumter eventually surrendered to South Carolina. The first major land battle of the War came in July 1861. Known as the First Battle of Bull Run, Northern General-in-Chief Winfield Scott attacked before his men were adequately trained. He ordered General McDowell to advance on Confederate troops at Manassas Junction, Virginia. Although initially successful, McDowell was defeated when CSA reinforcements arrived. Lincoln replaced McDowell with General George B. McClellan and attempted to blockade the coast of the Confederacy.

While the turmoil of civil war affected coinage especially in the Southern mints, they continued to be issued in almost all denominations.

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A Check List of Civil War Coins (1861-1865)
Cents - 14 Cents

1861

1861 Proof

1862

1862 Proof

1863

1863 Proof

1864 (Copper-Nickel)

1864 Proof (Copper-Nickel)

1864 (Bronze) No L

1864 Proof (Bronze) No L

1864 (Bronze) With L

1864 Proof (Bronze) With L

1865

1865 Proof

Two-cent pieces - 5 two-cents

1864 Small Motto

1864 Large Motto

1864 Proof

1865

1865 Proof

Three-cent silver (Trimes) - 12 three-cents

1861

1861 Proof

1862, 2 over 1

1862

1862 Proof

1863, 3 over 2

1863

1863 Proof

1864

1864 Proof

1865

1865 Proof

Three-cent Nickel Pieces

1865

1865 Proof 2 three-cent nickels

Half Dimes - 14 Half-Dimes

1861

1861 Proof

1861, 1 over 0

1862

1862 Proof

1863

1863 Proof

1863-S

1864

1864 Proof

1864-S

1865

1865 Proof

1865-S

Dimes - 15 Dimes

1861

1861 Proof

1861-S

1862

1862 Proof

1862-S

1863

1863 Proof

1863-S

1864

1864 Proof

1864-S

1865

1865 Proof

1865-S

Quarters - 15 Quarters

1861

1861 Proof

1861-S

1862

1862 Proof

1862-S

1863

1863 Proof

1863-S

1864

1864 Proof

1864-S

1865

1865 Proof

1865-S

Half Dollars - 17 Half Dollars

1861

1861 Proof

1861-O

1861-O (Cracked obverse; same obverse used to coin pattern Confederate half dollars-see below)

1861-S

1862

1862 Proof

1862-S

1863

1863 Proof

1863-S

1864

1864 Proof

1864-S

1865

1865 Proof

1865-S

Gold Dollars - 11 Gold Dollars

1861

1861 Proof

1861-D

1862

1862 Proof

1863

1863 Proof

1864

1864 Proof

1865

1865 Proof

Quarter Eagle - 15 Quarter Eagles

1861, Old Reverse

1861, New Reverse

1861 Proof

1861-S

1862, 2 over 1

1862

1862 Proof

1862-S

1863 Proof only

1863-S

1864

1864 Proof

1865

1865 Proof

1865-S

Three-dollar gold pieces - 10 Three Dollar Gold

1861

1861 Proof

1862

1862 Proof

1863

1863 Proof

1864

1864 Proof

1865

1865 Proof

Half Eagles - 17 Half Eagles

1861

1861 Proof

1861-C

1861-D

1861-S

1862

1862 Proof

1862-S

1863

1863 Proof

1863-S

1864

1864 Proof

1864-S

1865

1865 Proof

1865-S

Eagles - 16 Eagles

1861

1861 Proof

1861-S

1862

1862 Proof

1862-S

1863

1863 Proof

1863-S

1864

1864 Proof

1864-S

1865

1865 Proof

1865-S

1865-S, 865/inverted 186

Double Eagles - 18 Double Eagles

1861

1861 Proof

1861-O

1861-S

1861, Paquet Reverse (Tall Letters)

1861-S, Paquet Reverse (Tall Letters)

1862

1862 Proof

1862-S

1863

1863 Proof

1863-S

1864

1864 Proof

1864-S

1865

1865 Proof

1865-S

Pattern Coins

(Note: 180 different pattern coins were made during the Civil War years. Any would make a nice addition to the list.)

Civil War Tokens

(Note: There are two types—tradesmen’s tokens and patriotic or political. Approximately 10,000 different types of Civil War tokens are known.)

Confederate coins - 10 Confederate Coins

1861 Cent, original (Copper-nickel)

1861 Cent, restrike (Copper-nickel)

1861 Cent, restrike (Gold) Proof

1861 Cent, restrike (Silver) Proof

1861 Half Dollar (4 known)

1861 Half Dollar, restrike

1861 Scott-Token Obverse, Confederate Reverse

1861 Confederate half dime, Flag, 13 stars, A UNITED SOUTH

1861 Jefferson Davis Dime, OUR FIRST PRESIDENT

1861 Beauregard Dime, MANASSAS

Coins recovered from the S.S. Republic
Related commemorative issues - 14 Commemoratives

1922 Grant Memorial half dollar, star in field

1922 Grant Memorial half dollar, no star in field

1922 Grant Memorial gold dollar, with star

1922 Grant Memorial gold dollar, no star

1925 Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar

1936 Battle of Gettysburg half dollar

1937 Battle of Antietam half dollar

1995-S Civil War Battlefield half dollar

1995-S Civil War Battlefield half dollar Proof

1995-P Civil War Battlefield silver dollar

1995-S Civil War Battlefield silver dollar Proof

1995-W Civil War Battlefield half eagle

1995-W Civil War Battlefield half eagle Proof

2009-P Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

Grand total 220 (does not include patterns, tokens or coins from S.S. Republic.)
The American Civil War

 



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