Union Poker Chip

Even though gambling was forbidden for enlisted, it was a very active part of Civil War Military Life. In between pay periods, soldiers would cut off and flatten uniform buttons to substitute for coins. This was a popular loophole in the gambling regulation that kept the Union Army together. This artifact was discovered at a Union Campsite and is an example of such a poker chip. 



American Civil War

Apr 12, 1861 – Apr 9, 1865


The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate States of America.



You may not recive the photographed poker chip, as we have several that are similar and unique in its own character. There will be variances in size, edges, shape, color, dents, rust, and more. Each will be a AUTHENTIC Union Poker Chip. 

Union Poker Chip

        • Smoky Mountain Relic Room offers a 30 return policy with proof of purchase.


          -Limited Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee-

          The Smoky Mountain Relic Room stands behind the items we sell with a limnited lifetime guarantee. We will exchange any item for store credit if the item sold is found by a certified authenticator not to be the authentic artifact, fossil, meteorite or mineral that we advertised it as being. A letter, specific to the artifact, fossil, meteorite or mineral in question, from a certified authenticator (in the business under the occupation specific to the item in question) must be brought in with the item for the return to be acceptable. This guarantee is for the lifetime of the initial purchaser only. See the Relic Room Manager, downstairs inside Smoky Mountain Knife Works, for more information. Original receipt required for exchanges.

        • Shipping

          • Your purchase will be shipped in 1-3 business days via USPS or UPS.

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

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