150th Anniversary Civil War Coin
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This 150th Anniversary Civil War Coin is a beautifully handcrafted collectible honoring the four-year history of the Civil War—from the first shots fired on Fort Sumpter, South Carolina, on April 12, 1861, to the surrender of the Confederate Army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. The front of the 150th Anniversary Civil War Coin features rifles, sabers, hats and full color flags of the union and confederate armies; the reverse, a classic battlefield image superimposed with a cannon and two bugles.
The solid bronze 150th Anniversary Civil War Coin is finished in antique brass. The full-color collector’s box features authentic and haunting photographic images of both Union and Confederate soldiers and a rare glimpse of John Wilkes Booth in full Confederate Uniform. 1.75"dia.
The debates over rights of states to govern themselves, slavery, and national expansion into the western territories were so bitterly divisive they kindled the secession movement. South Carolina seceded from the union in 1860. Others followed and soon the nation was at war with itself. The Civil War lasted until 1865—the only war in our nation’s history to have been fought on American soil by Americans, against Americans. Civil War 150: A Commemoration by the Smithsonian is being acknowledged and explored in multiple Smithsonian museums, affiliates, exhibitions, events AND online. The National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Behring Center, is the largest in America.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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