Indian Head / One Cent Civil War Token. Mint year: 1863 Mint Place: New York City References: Fuld 62/367a R3! Denomination: Civil War Token - Indian Head Condition. Certified and graded by NGC as MS-63 only this specimen certified!Obverse: Native American (Indian) head left surrounded by 13 stars. Reverse: Inscription ("NOT ONE CENT") within wreath. Are token coins that were privately minted and distributed in the United States between 1862 and 1864. They were used mainly in the Northeast and Midwest. The widespread use of the tokens was a result of the scarcity of government-issued cents during the Civil War. Civil War tokens became illegal after the United States Congress passed a law on April 22, 1864 prohibiting the issue of any one or two-cent coins, tokens or devices for use as currency. On June 8, 1864 an additional law was passed that forbade all private coinage. The item "1863, United States. Indian Head / One Cent Civil War Token. NGC MS-63" is in sale since Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Tokens\ Civil War". The seller is "coinworldtv" and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.