There is no law enforcement agency in the United States with a greater history and more cultural lore than the Texas Rangers. The famed lawmen of the Lone Star State first formed in 1823 as a group of men to protect newly settled families in Texas. Today, the Rangers take on a variety of activities in the state. Right now, 5 oz Texas Ranger Wagon Wheel Badge Silver Rounds are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic!
- 1 of 3 sizes in the Texas Ranger Wagon Wheel Badge design!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse depicts the original Texas Ranger badge design.
- Reverse includes the reverse design of 19th century Mexican 5 Peso silver pieces.
- Features an antique finish.
- Design from Mark Bogani.
The 5 oz Texas Ranger Wagon Wheel Badge Silver Round is available inside of protective plastic to ensure the quality of the product upon arrival. These rounds are one of three weights available in this design, which started with a 1 oz silver release and now includes this 5 oz round with a 2 oz product as well.
Intaglio Mint uses an antique polish on the Texas Ranger Wagon Wheel Badge Silver Rounds. The use of antique polishes brings a sense of ancient coinage to any silver piece, while also improving the appearance of the design by highlighting the intricate aspects of the design elements.
The original purpose of the Texas Ranger division was to help protect some 600 to 700 families recently settled in Texas after the Mexican War of Independence against Spain. The Texas Rangers officially formed in their current constitution in 1835, and today the rangers handle duties ranging from investigating murder and political corruption to riot control and protection for the Governor of Texas.
On the obverse of the 5 oz Texas Ranger Wagon Wheel Badge Silver Round is a depiction of the original ranger badge design. Commissioned by the Texas Rangers in 1889, the Mexican 5 Peso silver piece was chosen as a format for the design, with a wagon-wheel design that puts the Lone Star of Texas in the center and laurels of oak leaves on either side.
The reverse of the Texas Ranger Wagon Wheel Badge Silver Round includes the stylized designs from the Mexican 5 Peso piece those original badges were struck on. The “Piedra del Sol” is featured in the center, with an engraving of “Estados Unidos Mexicanos” surrounding the design.
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