The War Between The States

July 1, 2013 was the 150th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War, The War Between the States. This is the commemorative coin designed and The Patriot Mint created to mark the anniversary for the Smithsonian Institute. The American Civil War, fueled by the debate over slavery and states' rights, pitted North against South in the costliest conflict fought on U.S. soil.  The commemorative coin is a 1-3/4” diameter coin, minted in bronze with an antique finish inlaid with three colors of enamel on the obverse side and one color on the reverse, packaged in a custom book box style commemorative gift box.