Intaglio Texas Ranger Badge Tribute 5 oz Silver Round Antiqued
The name ” Texas Rangers ” was applied in 1823 to a group of men “riding the range” in southern and western Texas, fighting Indians and Mexicans. As a result of their many successes over the years, in 1835 they were officially adopted as a law enforcement agency for the people of Texas.
At the specific request of the Texas Rangers, the earliest Texas Ranger badges, circa 1889, were made from Mexican 5 Peso silver coins. These makeshift Texas Ranger badges were, more than likely, crafted by jewelers, metalsmiths and gunsmiths. They were used to identify the Texas Rangers in the line of duty from other Texas law enforcement agencies including hired guns. The circle-star badge is believed symbolize the ” Lone Star ” of Texas. The points of the star are supported by an engraved wheel, which is termed the “Wagon-Wheel Badge.” The Wagon-Wheel Badge was the only badge issued until the Rangers were issued an official badge in 1935.
This Intaglio Texas Ranger Badge Tribute 5 oz Silver Round Antiqued is an excellent tribute to the rich history of the Texas Rangers and the Great State of Texas!
- Intaglio Texas Ranger Badge Tribute 5 oz Silver Round Antiqued.
- Stunning Antiqued finish.
- Contains 5 oz Troy of .999 Fine Silver.
- Obverse: Five Point Star stylized with engraving and ” CO. A ” (which stands for ” Company A “) centered, with the inscriptions ” TEXAS ” above, and ” RANGERS ” below, flanked on either side by a laurel of oak leaves. Inscribed between the spokes of the star are “FIVE . TROY . OUNCES . 999 . Silver”.
- Reverse: Styled after the reverse of a Mexican 5 Peso piece, a stylized image of the Ring of the Serpents of the Aztec “Piedra del Sol,” surrounded by the words “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS,” (translated, UNITED MEXICAN STATES), with an outer ring of dentils.
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