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    Sutler Token? Rev War Button? Need Help!

    Hello. I found this item while hunting for Civil War relics in Northern VA (Fairfax Station area). It is about 1" diameter - a little larger than a quarter (but as you can see the edges are a little deteriorated). It is made of a white metal - pewter? Solid except for the edges. Has a clear "5" in the center and some writing around the edges with some letters clear. I thought maybe a sutler token? Or maybe a Revolutionary War button? Any help is appreciated!
    Thank you
    Frank
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    anything on the other side?
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    Sorry - forgot to mention the other side. The back is flat and blank. I don’t see any mark that would suggest a button shank or any signs of letters or marks like the front. Thank you for looking!

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    G. C. F. sutler token, Here's a link to a photo of one denominated "10" rather than "5" but of the same size (25mm), composition (lead), and basic design (uniface; lettering incuse):



    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/5th-york-volunteers-civil-war-soldier-1918587521


    The tokens are attributed to sutler G. C. Freeborn, who was with the 5th New York Volunteers
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    Thank you for the information! That’s a perfect fit and solves that mystery. I really appreciate your help identying this piece. Now instead of putting it in a junk drawer I can display it in a nice case!
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    Jeff got it!
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    Dec 2003
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    Schenkman's book on sutler tokens lists the metal as lead, but it's possible that pewter or some other white metal alloy might have been used. The rim damage shown in the photo does look similar to the sort seen on many dug pewter Rev. War period buttons.


    In the past, this token has been rated R9 in rarity (fewer than 5 known to exist), but then nearly all sutler token are rare.

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    Checking if he Made any News Articles I Could Find;

    although I Found a few Mrs. G. C. Freeborn's in Society Listings in the Early 20th.
    Century.

    This is the Only one with "Sutler" connected to an Article.
    I Wonder if George was G. C.

    Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.), 26 April 1864.
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    https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...arRange&page=1

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    Thank you again for the additional research! Amazing history.
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    140 - NY C-10 L R9 EF With some residues as is not uncommon with these Lead tokens. G. C. F. Sutler 10 struck in Lead. G. C. Freeborn was theSutler for the 5th New York Volunteers. An exceedingly rare Sutler and a variety missing from the Tanenbaum collection. From the John Ford collectionearlier from Harmer Rooke's May 1970 sale. (1500-2000)
    Source: http://civilwartokens.com/auction39.pdf
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