TEXAS RANGER BADGE 999 FINE SILVER SESQUICENTENNIAL!!!!

ATTENTION EBAY: THIS BADGE IS FULLY COMPLIANT WITH ALL EBAY RULES AS IT IS NOT (AND NEVER HAS BEEN) AN OFFICIAL BADGE CONVEYING LAW ENFORCEMENT POWERS OR AUTHORITY.

WE PREFER PAYPAL BUT WILL ALSO ACCEPT UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDERS (FROM THE POST OFFICE). NO OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED. PAYMENT IS EXPECTED WITHIN 3 DAYS FOR PAYPAL, 5 DAYS IF PAYING BY UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDER. FLAT RATE SHIPPING OF $7.50 INCLUDES INSURANCE AND DELIVERY CONFIRMATION.

BIDDERS: PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE AUCTION DESCRIPTION BEFORE BIDDING! (THE TEXT APPEARING AFTER THE AUCTION DESCRIPTION IS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT, HOWEVER).

After Many Years Of Collecting, I Am Liquidating Items I Have More Than One Of In My Texas Department Of Public Safety & Texas Ranger Collection In Order To Focus Solely On Badges. Over The Years I Have Bought Or Traded For Several Large Collections (Sometimes Just In Order To Get A Single Item Or Two That I Did Not Yet Have). Many Of These Items Are Very, Very Scarce And All Are 100% Authentic. A True "Chance-In-A-Lifetime" For Serious Collectors, Some Will Bring Serious Bids And Will Not Be For "The Feint-Of-Heart" But Instead, For The Most Serious Collectors Who Will Settle For Nothing Less Than "The Real Deal".

This Auction Is For The Super-Scarce 1973 .999 FINE SILVER TEXAS RANGER SESQUICENTENNIAL BADGE COMMEMORATING THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEGENDARY TEXAS RANGERS.

In 1973, The WNW Mint Minted Coins Which Were Sold Through Local Banks In Texas In Order To Raise Money For The Construction Of The TEXAS RANGER HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM In Waco. WNW Minted Two Sets Of 12 Coins Each (Series One And Series Two) Each Coin Bearing The Likeness Of A Ranger Who Had Been Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame By The TEXAS RANGER COMMEMORATIVE COMMISSION. The 25th Coin Was The Sesquicentennial 150th Anniversary Coin Bearing The Likeness Of Leander McNelly, An Infamous Ranger. WNW Minted Three Variations Of These Coins: Bronze, .999 Fine Silver And .999 Silver With Heavy 24k Gold Plate. (Photo #5 Shows A .999 Silver And Bronze Pair). The Coins Measure 39mm And The Badge Is Virtually Identical In Size To A Regulation Current Issue Badge Made From The Cinco Peso Coin.

The Face Of The Badge Bears The Seal Of The TEXAS RANGER COMMEMORATIVE 1823-1973 And The Reverse Of The Badge Bears The Hallmark WNW (For WNW Mint) And Leander McNelly, A Legendary Texas Ranger. The Likeness Was Taken From An Original Work Painted By Renown Texas Artist Joe Grandee Entitled: "Leander McNelly, Texas Ranger" (See Photo #4).

This Auction Is ONLY For The Badge And DOES NOT Include The Items Pictured In Photos 4 Through 6 (All Items In My Personal Collection Which I Have Pictured For Illustrative Purposes Only). HOWEVER, I WILL INCLUDE A PHOTOCOPY OF THE ORIGINAL BROCHURE TO THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER!

We Will Not Ship This Item Outside The U.S.A. And Bids From Bidders Registered Outside the U.S.A. Will Be Rejected. We Are Not Equipped For "Local Pickup".

Keyword Search: Texas DPS Texas D.P.S. Texas Dept. of Public Safety Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Hwy. Patrol Texas Highway Patrol Texas State Police Texas Ranger Texas Rangers

THE FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT FROM THE BROCHURE IN MY PERSONAL COLLECTION WHICH APPEARS IN PHOTO NUMBER SIX:

TEXAS RANGER COMMEMORATIVE COMMISSION

TEXAS RANGER SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE 1823-1973

Captain L.H. McNelly 1844-1877

Leander H. McNelly was born in 1844 in Virginia. He moved to Texas with his family in 1860 when he became employed on a Washington County ranch herding sheep.

In 1861, he enlisted with the Texas Mounted Volunteers, with which he performed valorous duty at Val Verde, through the New Mexico Campaign, at the battle of Galveston, and in Louisiana. In 1863, he was commissioned as a captain of scouts to raise a company of mounted troops in Texas. He played spectacular roles in the capture of Brashear City, fought aga...

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