Pre Civil War US baby plate with soldiers initials carved in back, scarcer lettering

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Got out today to a new permission. not a ton of finds but a couple quality ones. a nice Pre Civil War US baby plate with soldiers initials carved in back, a KG II copper and a few other finds. Stoked to have dug my 2nd baby plate. this one has thinner lettering than my 1st one.
 

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Not just good enough...that is great! And the soldiers initials to boot...I'm new to alot of the terminology....why are these called baby plates?
 

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Who needs quantity when quality comes a knocking. Congrats on the plate and the copper, a great hunt.
 

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Congrats on your US CW Baby Plate find! :hello2:
Great to see you out there already swinging Dave, the ground is still frozen in my area.

Hope you have a great year buddy,
Dave
 
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They mainly come in 2 sizes. The larger ones are more common. Gary
Pretty sure all the pre Civil War plates were smaller in the 1830's-40's. Then towards the war they increased in size
 

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Nice plate Dave. The KG with date is a nice find too.
 
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The soldiers' initials make this a banner post in my book. My vote is in!
 
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