Token promoting the Union cause in the American Civil War, struck for the National Union League, c. 1863. Copper. DeWitt U 1862-5. Choice specimen with iridescent red surfaces. Tough wartime issue to acquire, especially in such high grade.
DeWitt prefaces the section on Union League tokens: "The Union League Club, a patriotic and political organization formed in Philadelphia in 1862, was a strong backer of Lincoln's Administration and became an active supporter of the Republican Party for decades."