Token money is doubtless a thing of the past, says the " Mining World ". Token money is a name applied to pieces of money current only by sufferance and not coined by the authority of the state or government. Token money abroad was quite a common occurrence fifty years ago. In the United States small coins became so scarce during the Civil War that tokens made their appearance in great quantities. They were of two classes, war or patriotic tokens and trade or advertisement tokens. Both kinds were issued with a business view, as they passed for one cent, but cost much less to manufacture. There were about 400 varieties of the war tokens coined. The first coinage of trade tokens was in Cincinnati, where 900 varieties were issued. Other cities in the West followed Cincinnati's example. In 1863, New York folks issued the famous Lindenmuller cents, of which more than a million were put into circulation. These were followed by the Knickerbocker and many others, and there were about 700 varieties coined in New York alone. There were 1200 issued in Ohio from a hundred different places, and in other states the coinage was most numerous. In 1864 the government put a stop to the coinage of tokens, but not until 20,000,000 of them were placed in circulation.