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Nick79

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Hey all,
Long time no post on my finds, but I thought this one was pretty unique and wanted to share. Dug a silver star and it was super dark as all silver is in this spot. When I got home and cleaned it up again I was shocked when I wiped the back! Found some cigar tokens and a few other cool thing too. 20210911_181234.jpg 20210912_185437.jpg 20210912_184329.jpg 20210913_190635.jpg
 
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Tpmetal

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Wonder what that star was used for?
 

Lenrac2

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That's awesome! Do you think it may have been used as a badge? I really love the old tokens too! Thanks for posting!!
 

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I wonder if it could have been some lawman's badge? I have heard that they sometimes made them from silver dollars.
 

Ia.FurTrade

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May have been a "Corp" badge from the Civil War ?
Whatever it is, it is a nice find!

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Nick79

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Maybe a hat pin, like the Texas Hat Stars from the civil war period
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Lost Signal

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That's one of the coolest things I've seen dug in a long time.
 

Back-of-the-boat

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Very cool, I picture a Father making his son his own little Sheriffs badge.
 

JeffInMass

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How incredible is that- Congrats!!
 

UnderMiner

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Just like the deputies in the old days made their silver stars out of Mexican 8 Reals. Looks like someone from a long time ago found an already quite old coin and made it into a silver star pin just like the old westerners use to do, I wonder if it's from a legit deputy or just made for a child.
 

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