The pin looks to be made of brass. No finish is left, if there was one. I have always envisioned it on a soldiers cap/hat.
How I found it: I was a young boy (mid 70's) helping my mom in her garden when I knelt down in the freshly tilled dirt and got poked in the knee. I dug though the dirt and found the pin.
There was an old barn a few yards away from the garden and have wondered if it was lost by a soldier saddling his horse.
The pin was found in central South Dakota so i would love to know if the pin has any ties to the state.
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