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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.

Die F-478

Anchor Design

Sinker : Unknown

Identifiers:

  • Large anchor surrouned by 14 beads
  • Date is 1863
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 480  a R9

 

Die F-481

Anchor Design

Sinker : Emil Sigel

Identifiers:

  • Anchor with rope enclosed in shaded shield
  • Date is 1844
  • HOPE is legend
  • 13 stars above device
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 134  a R9  134  d R9  134  j R8
134  b R9  134  g R9

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