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A couple of nice 1860's fort site finds.

relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

A few years back I had access to an 1860's fort site in Wyoming. I found well over a 100 eagle buttons and numerous other relics. Here are a couple of nicer pieces I dug.

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting - is that a small horn or a big medallion?

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  • relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    Interesting - is that a small horn or a big medallion

    The horn is an infantry hat badge and the eagle plate is a breast plate. It was attached to the cartridge box sling . For size the plate is about 2.5 inches in diameter.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow...Nice finds.... And that is a LOT of buttons..... But no coins? Well, soldiers of that era were not highly paid... but still, should be a coin or two there. Cheers, RickO

  • relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Wow...Nice finds.... And that is a LOT of buttons..... But no coins? Well, soldiers of that era were not highly paid... but still, should be a coin or two there. Cheers, RickO

    I did find two coins. An 1860 IHC and a seated dime. I think it was an 1853.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice scores for sure

  • relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here are the two coins I found at that site as well as some of the buttons and other relics. I was mistaken, the IHC is an 1862.



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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @relicsncoins ... Nice coins... and I like your display. Cheers, RickO

  • JWPJWP Posts: 17,507 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love these CW finds. They really look great. Keep on digging.

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