M.L MARSHALL TACKLE CO. Token, Oswego, NY – 1863
This 1863 token was produced by Marshall Fishing Tackle and used as cash. Privately minted tokens were widespread between 1861 and 1865 and distributed in the Northeast and Midwest. Many businesses minted their own coins because they could not complete sales transactions due to the scarcity of government issued one-cent coins during the Civil War era.