LT. Dixon's Gold Coin Replica

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Lt. George Dixon, who commanded the H.L. Hunley submarine on its historic mission, was the center of a local legend that emerged during the Civil War.  The legend told the story of a gold coin Dixon was given as a good luck charm by his girlfriend when he left home to go to war.  In 1862 during the Battle of Shiloh, Dixon was shot.  According to legend, the bullet struck the gold coin in Dixon's trousers and saved his life, leaving a deep impression on the coin's surface.  In 2001, during the excavation of the H.L. Hunley, a $20 gold piece minted in 1860 was discovered next to the remains of Lt. Dixon.  A replica is available of this amazing piece of history.  With the gold coin replica, you can actually feel the curvature left from the impact of the bullet and read the words Dixon had inscribed on his lucky gold coin.  It truly is breathtaking!

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  • 5
    Lt Dixons Coin

    Posted by Frank Harvey on Mar 6th 2024

    I purchased the coins to add to the SCV JROTC H.L. Hunley award program. Our camp, Pittsylvania Vindicators have supported this program for the past 14 years. I will present the coin to the cadets as a good luck piece.

  • 5
    Gold coin

    Posted by William Cleghorn, Sr. on Mar 2nd 2024

    I was intrigued by the story. Bought two going to carry one but it amazed and delighted me so that will leave them one the cards with the story. Going to give my brother the other one I know he will be as delighted with it as I am.

  • 5
    dixon coin

    Posted by Paul malcolm Corbiey on Dec 5th 2023

    excellent replica, have seen original in Charlston, great

  • 5
    Stocking Stuffer Coin

    Posted by Michael Todd Moore on Dec 15th 2022

    As a Hunley fan, these will be a great gift and help keep the project alive! fast shipping and perfect

  • 5
    Lt. Dixon's Coin

    Posted by Jim Mandelblatt on Dec 9th 2022

    I've read about the coin ever since the HUNLEY was recovered.. great replica!!

  • 5

    Posted by Dean S. Bird on Dec 4th 2021

    A well-made replica with enough history on the card to be of interest to the novice. Bought three as Christmas gifts for kids.