Org. Dug Model 1851 Nco Belt Plate Buckle Wreathed Eagle Leadville Colorado Dug For SaleHere is an original M1851 Dug Federal Belt Plate. I purchased this a couple of years from a privy digger at the Leadville (Colorado) Bottle show. He had unearthed it somewhere in Leadville. A number of Civil war belt plates have been unearthed in Leadville over the years. Gold was first mined in the are in the late 1850 and Leadville itself sprang up in the 1870's. Many former Civil War soldiers (Union & Confederate) made thier way to this high mountain bowl to mine for Gold & Silver, hince whyCivil War Belt plates are found here. This one shows typical ground actionwith the belt loop broken off. Wreath is long gone however some of the solder remains. Retains all of its deep patina. Nice detail. Often these belt plates when found in Colorado are highly oxidized and then overcleaned by the finder. This one is nice. Marks on back that are period done. Stamped number as shown. Measures 2 1/4 by 3 inches. Guranteed original,not only a historical Western Relic but also Civil War Relic. Thanks for looking!
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