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Both of these coins were recovered in 1966 from excavations at historic Fort Hays in Ellis County by Archeologists from the Kansas Historical Society. One is a shield nickel minted in 1868. The obverse side shows a shield representing the United States, while the reverse side shows the denomination surrounded by stars. The other coin, also minted in 1868, is an Indian head penny. The obverse side shows Liberty with a head dress, while the reverse side depicts a laurel wreath. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and is a State Historic Site.

Date: 1868

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Coins from Fort Hays, 14EL301 - 1

Item Number: 449353
Call Number: 14EL301-12,370 & -12,868
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 449353

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