Kirwan picker's token

McCDig

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Detected at Kent Island, Maryland today and found 6 buttons (one button is silver), at least one picker's token for certain, a remnant of a silver item, and an 1864 IHC (not shown). The picker's token will be donated to the Kent Island Historical Society. For more information on this token, see the article at the following link
https://kentislandheritagesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/winter2015.pdf

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The letters JEK on the token stand for James E. Kirwan, owner/operator of farm and business; he served as a Maryland State Senator.
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Born in Baltimore, MD in 1848, and died on Kent Island in 1938.
 
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That's an interesting story in their newsletter. Neat finds.
 
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Love finding pickers tokens. That silver button is interesting too
 
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Thanks, toasted. When the button was still in the dirt ball I could see the thin rim and thought I had a Spanish silver coin; it's quite the homemade button.
 
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Thanks, mudflap. I recalled the name of the first MFSTC member to find on e of the JEK tokens but had forgotten that it was Brad (from the Hoover Boys) who had found the 2nd and 3rd.
 

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