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    Extremely low number.

    1839 Charleston SERVANT Slave Hire Badge. Number 18. A nearly-flat diamond-shaped tag with clipped corners and a hole at the top for suspension. Manufactured by silversmith William M. Rouse. The elements on the obverse are as follows (top to bottom): "*CHARLESTON*" in a crescent-shaped bar punch (the "N*" is missing from metal loss); an incuse "18" in individual punches; "SERVANT" in a rectangular bar punch with a dotted border; and "1839" bar punched (the "1" is quite weak). Fair, excavated condition with rough surfaces and small missing pieces metal at two edges. There were an estimated 3,852 badges manufactured with the 1839 date.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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