Patriotic Civil War Tokens
Both of these token dies represent the support for the Navy. The styles are miles apart as the top die (F-478) presents the “primitive” style for engraving a token. The lower die (F-481) flourishes with detials such as: the twists in the rope, the stylized shield behind the anchor (representing the Union), and the message of hope. The lower token die was made by Emil Sigel, which shows a lot of his distinctive styles, a bold and even strike, yet somewhat empty fields. The reason for the 1844 date on the lower token is unknown, but I would be happy to take suggestoins.