Posted 10 years ago
A rare 14K gold presentation badge presented by Louis W. Hill President of the Great Northern Railway Company in 1908 to his 12 loyal Regional Special Agents. Badge is one of 3 known to exist. Badge is hallmarked "Robbins Co. Attleboro, Mass." on rear and is about the size of a silver dollar. The center image is that of Louis Hill. The badge was found in a Coin & Jewelry Auction in Naperville, Illinois in November, 2011. It goes to show that you never know where interesting old railroad artifacts will show up. I have been collecting railroad police badges for 38 years and this is considered the "Holy Grail" of railroad police badges.