United States > New York: Simon Steinfeld alcohol depot Civil War era advertising token, ND (1861-1865); struck in copper; maker marked "E. Sigel"; size: 24.5mm; weight: 4.95g. On obverse ornate coat of arms (with letters "L" and "L" on either side of eagle), and legend around edge, "S. Steinfeld Sole Agent for the U.S.". On reverse 7 lines of text "Principal Depot of the French Cognac Bitters 70 Nassau St.". Coin alignment; in VF; Fuld NY-630-BU-3a. The die-sinker, Emil Sigel (non-Jewish), was the brother of Union Army General Franz Sigel; prior to emigrating to the US, Franz was a leader of the Baden revolutionary forces in the 1848 Revolution - an event whose Jewish perspective is documented in medals elsewhere in this sale.
Product Tags: America,American Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish & Israeli merchant/business tokens and Judaic Tokens & Medals from United States and from 1861-65 American Civil War, 19th Century