Vintage Virginia City Nevada Deputy Marshall Badge.
Although it is marked .925 (Sterling), I believe this is an early reproduction because I do not believe that the jewelers marked the badges with a silver mark back then. If anything, I would expect to see a manufacturers mark. I have not had it authenticated so I am therefore selling it as being an early reproduction badge.
Description and History: The Badge measures 2 1/2" width. I purchased the badge at the Las Vegas Swap meet over 30 years ago, so it is in fact at least an old vintage collectible badge. An authenticated original may be worth well over $2,000. You can have this one for $150. If it checks out to be genuine, I don't want to hear about it. I sold a WWII medal to a man a few years ago on ebay for $150 bucks and he emailed me later and told me it was worth over $3,500.
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