Antique 14k Gold Native Sons Of The Golden West Ornate Badge N.s.g.w. Circa 1884
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Antique 14k Gold Native Sons Of The Golden West Ornate Badge N.s.g.w. Circa 1884:
Presentation and TESTED 14k Gold Antique NATIVE SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST badge of ornate old California design.
This badge is an aesthetic masterpiece incorporating a black embalmed bordered name plaque; an iconic California walking Grizzly Bear atop another plaque with N.S.G.W. in black enamel. An sprawling spread EAGLE sits below atop a RED, WHITE and BLUE THICK WITH GOLD shield encrusted U.S. flag. A crossed pair of swords sits atop this with the butts of two riffles at the bottom. A bordered branch of foliage encompasses the shield. This is all done is in 2-tones of gold and is in OUTSTANDING original condition.
This is one of the EARLIEST N.S.G.W. presentation medals/badges we have ever seen (1884) and probably only known this early. We have handled most all (less than half a dozen) gold N.S.G.W. badges over the last 20 years and ALL were POST 1900 in manufacture and presentation. The details and appeal that this present example brings to the table is stunning!
This was likely manufactured and presented in San Francisco. The overall condition is excellent and quality of manufacture superb. Nice HEAVY piece weighing in at over a TROY OUNCE! Definitely a piece worthy of the finest collection of such material.
**There is evidence that there was likely a bobble of some sort hanging at the bottom of this piece at one time?
PRESENTED TO: CAPTAIN J. COOK
REVERSE PRESENTATION: Medal awarded most efficient Captain September 9th 1884.
FRESH TO THE MARKET and available to the collecting community for the very first time!
Measures approx: 3 1/4” X 1 1/2” (bottom piece).
Weight is 32.3 grams.
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