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BlockadeRunner
08-15-2018, 11:49 PM
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C. Moser
08-16-2018, 04:21 AM
That looks pretty neat man, what exactly is it? Currency? Or is it something for show or an award? Looks like a coin but Im not familiar with money of that era. Also, howdy to a fellow Kentuckian! Glad to see you chose the right side.

A. P. Hill
08-16-2018, 12:07 PM
And you forgot you had it?? :)

Riversong
08-16-2018, 12:33 PM
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Deo Vindice

God as our Defender (or protector)

The motto of the CSA.

BlockadeRunner
08-17-2018, 11:41 PM
That looks pretty neat man, what exactly is it? Currency? Or is it something for show or an award? Looks like a coin but Im not familiar with money of that era. Also, howdy to a fellow Kentuckian! Glad to see you chose the right side.

Yup, it's a replica half dollar coin.
You can read more about it here: https://coinsite.com/1862-confederate-half-dollar/ note that this page does propagate the myth that Davis was wearing women's clothing when captured, this was a rumor spread by both northerners and southerners at the time but historians have since debunked it, from what I've read.

And yup! I was born and raised in Louisville.

C. Moser
08-18-2018, 12:24 AM
Yup, it's a replica half dollar coin.
You can read more about it here: https://coinsite.com/1862-confederate-half-dollar/ note that this page does propagate the myth that Davis was wearing women's clothing when captured, this was a rumor spread by both northerners and southerners at the time but historians have since debunked it, from what I've read.

And yup! I was born and raised in Louisville.

Thanks for linking that, its interesting. See you on the field hopefully with a unit!