Civil War-1863 Civil War Patriotic Token Featuring the Ironclad Monitor
The monitor as the subject of Civil War tokens is one of the most popular, an example that is sought after for countless collectors who might not otherwise have knowledge or substantial interest in Civil War tokens.
The monitor was featured in several different but similar designs. This engraving of the monitor, on several different die combinations, is vastly superior to the other more primitive artwork.
This high-grade example is I believe uncirdulated with lots of very nice blue toning amidst mostly brown color. I have seen examples of this token slabbed as strong BU by 3rd party graders. It can be difficult to tell if there is actually any wear on the turret or the waves as they often are simply a bit soft in the strike. I don't see any wear that I can identify. The waves are actually better than on most MS60-62 examples of this token. I've priced it as a strong AU rather than uncirculated despite my views; you can save yourself about 50% or more compared to a typical MS60 price.