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    Civil War Surgeon's ID Badge on 1854 Quarter, XF

    Civil War Engraved Surgeon's ID Badge. XF. Engraved on an 1854 Arrows quarter, with its original T-bar pin on the reverse fully intact and operational. Superb quality and entirely original with its original patina.
    The engraving is a masterful depiction of the operating tools of a field surgeon. Tools are representative of the primitive emergency surgical task performed in tents on the Civil War battle fields of 1861 to 1864, resulting in many amputations. Included are a bone saw, a bullet probe, a thoracic knife, and bone cleaver, each in remarkable detail.
    Our consignor reports that this piece came from the estate of a doctor whose ancestor was indeed a Civil War surgeon.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2008
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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    The marketing was exceptional from the photos to the ads in Civil War Times and North South Trader for the cross over people!!! I have had many emails from my Civil War collecting fraternity that saw these and I saw them at the national show in Nashville/Franklin in early December.
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