5TH KANSAS VOLUNTEER CAVALRY SILVER ENGRAVED PIECE
The E-Sylum (8/29/2010)
I regard this as one of the sexiest items available for purchase at the Boston ANA. It joins perhaps a dozen other hand-engraved dollar-size coins from the Civil War that I've gathered for my collection over many decades.
"Inscribed by a jeweler at the behest of the unit's soldier David Cline assigned to the Federal Gov't 's 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry Co. F. They fought numerous battles against a violently split pro-slavery/abolitionist Ks population and against raiders around the state's border. This conflict , referred to as the "Kansas Rebellion" (note the word Rebellion in the inscription) and "Bloody Kansas", also involved violent abolitionist/raider John Brown , hanged in Va in 1859. Allegedly in the possession of a Kansas family until one month prior, this was acquired at the 2010 Boston PNG pre-ANA show from well-respected Ky professional numismatist Jonathan Kern and photographed by numismatic photographer extraordinaire Tom Mulvaney at the Boston ANA. "
To view the complete description on NeoCollect, see: 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry (www.neocollect.com/item/2701/)