My 1854 Half-Dime

I am so stoked.

I purchased an 1854 Half-Dime on eBay for like $12.  Maybe a good deal maybe not.  Don’t know.  Don’t care.

It is an 1854!

And it was dug up from a Civil War battle campground in Caroline County Virginia.

Do you live in Caroline County?  Did your Uncle lose a half-dime?

Wonder when we started calling them nickles?

 

It’s so cool to think some guy that fought in the Civil War carried this thing in his pocket.  Maybe he got paid with this?

I had Great-Grandfather’s and Great Grand-Uncles who fought in the Civil War.  On both sides and they were from the Washington D.C. (Washington City) and Virginia areas.

Maybe….

And back in its package where it belongs.

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