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These coins were found at the Canville Trading Post in Neosho County near the Osage Reservation and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1994. The flying eagle cent, issued in 1857 or 1858. The obverse of the coin has an eagle in flight and the reverse has the denomination surrounded by a wreath. The 1881 penny sometimes called an Indian Head cent or Indian Head penny shows Liberty with a head dress on the obverse side. The reverse side shows an oak wreath and shield surrounding the words "ONE CENT." This coin post dates the Trading Post. The Canville Trading Post was established in 1847 by A. B. Canville. When the Osage reservation land was ceded to the United States in 1870, the Osage left for Oklahoma and Canville followed in 1872.

Date: 1857-1881

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Item Number: 474441
Call Number: 14NO396 1994.B Shaw donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 474441

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