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    1859 Charleston PORTER Slave Hire Badge- NGC Certified. Number 1131. A flat diamond-shaped tag with unclipped corners and a hole at the top for suspension, 51mm x 52mm. No hallmark but likely made by W. B. Veronee, a local tinsmith. The elements on the obverse are as follows (top to bottom): "CHARLESTON" in a crescent-shaped bar punch ("LE" affected by the hole); "PORTER" in a rectangular bar punch; an incuse "1131" in individual punches (somewhat weak): and "1859" bar punched. Condition is about very good with a dark and somewhat rough surface.

    The badges for 1859, of which an estimated 4235 were made, were the first badges since 1826 with the occupation appearing as the second line of text.


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