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24th Iowa Vol. Silver I.D. Disc – Cyrus McKee, Co. I – Killed on April 2nd, 1864 by Guerillas in Natchitoches, LA.
For this silver I.D. a half dollar coin was used. (We have seen several others like this as the 50 cent coin was just the right size.) The pin that was attached to the reverse is no longer present. Interestingly the coin was minted in New Orleans, as the mint mark is clearly seen.

This I.D. has one of the most attractive engravings that we have seen and was no doubt done by a skilled jeweler. It reads:

“CYRUS MCKEE
CO. I
24TH IOWA
VOLS.”

Cyrus McKee enlisted in Fairfield, Iowa on August 11th, 1862. The 24th Iowa Infantry regiment fought in the Western Theater and on April 2nd, 1864 the Civil War Database states that he was killed at Natchitoches, La. by guerrillas. An attractive and historic I.D. disc and the only one that we have ever had from Iowa.

#A443 - Price $1,595