Robert Lovett Jr., a die sinker from Philadelphia, contracted with the Confederate government to mint a one-cent coin, but also made military identification tags using coins he designed for both Yankees and Rebels.
A set of unissued British dog tags as would have been issued to all Royal Air Force personnel in WW2. These were the same as Army Issue but had stamped extra on the 2nd line RAF. See full Description for stamping information.
You would be visible to your loved ones through a glass window in the lid showing head, chest and shoulders. This embalming tag is said to have spawned the idea for dog tags to identify the troops. In May 1862, John Kennedy from New York proposed that each Union soldier be issued with an ID tag.
Today’s identification tags identify vital information about the wearer: name, Social Security number, blood type and religious preference. … “No Religious Preference” and “None” were eventually added; today many faith groups and broad denominations are available, reflecting the diversity of the armed forces.