Take a good look at this coin. Look at the year. Wow!
|1858 50 cent piece|
Here is a note that his grandson, Stuart Davis (my grandfather) wrote regarding this coin. I have transcribed it in case it is difficult for you to read.
In case any one is reading this. Andrew is my brick wall. I have no idea what he did from the time he was born in West Virginia in 1821 until he joined the war in Iowa. Course, Davis is a difficult name to research. :)