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    "Recycled" 1862 Charleston Servant Slave Hire Badge Number 2010/ 1863 Charleston SERVANT Slave Hire Badge Number 334. Very interesting diamond-shape tag with hole at top for suspension, 51 mm across. This tag was recycled during a two-year period of service from 1862 to 1863. The punched inscription on one side reads: "Charleston/ 1862/ Servant/ 2010" (dark green patina with heavy wear to much of the lettering). The other side reads: "Charleston / 334/ Servant/ 1863" (same condition). Fewer tags were issued during the war years. Metal shortages necessitated the recycling of old badges, as the case here. The police had to crack down on slaves who worked without having tags. Authenticated by Numismatic Guarantee Corporation.

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