Civil War Mystery Token

(Mystery Solved! See below for the actual story.)

This was given to me for Christmas, and I'm trying to figure out what it is. Anyone know what this could be related to?

This image is scanned at 100 dpi with a ruler to show the size of about 3/4 inch.


This image is of the front, scanned at 600 dpi.


This last image is of the back, flipped upside down so it's easier to read here.

I'm not sure what the "Dix" refers to and who would have struck such a coin. Dix could mean "10" but 10 of what??

It doesn't appear that this is legal tender, but I'm willing to be proved wrong. :)

Thanks to Jim Mayo and the fine folks at the CWR forums, we have an answer
to what this little coin is and what its inscription means.

Here is the discussion on the CWR forums.

This is the actual story of the token itself.

Please send any suggestions to , and thanks!

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