Interesting Pin

Guadalcanal

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I went detecting at a ballpark with a friend when I found it. The thing read as a dollar coin on the BH QuickDraw II, but I believe it's made of copper, because the oxidized metal is a greenish color.

It looks like there used to be a pin on the back as well.
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The design on the rear is indented, but on the front there are no extrusions except for the waves in front of the castle. I found it in Burbank, California at a baseball field.

Do any of you know what it is or where I could look to find out?

Thanks for reading!
 

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Msbeepbeep

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Don't know what its's from, but it's cool looking! Congrats!
A howling wolf on a castle with a river in front or a moat? Certainly interesting. Wonder how old it is?
Somebody on here will know something.
 

CoinandRelicMan

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Nice find! Yeah does resemble a army pin design that I found once.
 

BullBat

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It's the coat of arms for Wolfsburg, Germany. The town was built to house Volkswagen factory workers in 1938 (see Wikipedia.) The emblem you found is probably from a 1960's VW as they adopted it for their vehicles.
 

jewelerguy

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I concur with Bullbat, it's off the front end of an older Volkswagen. My brother used to have a '59 Beetle and it had the same emblem on the front.
 

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Guadalcanal

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Thanks so much guys!!! That's definitely it, but I'm unsure about one thing… The back looks vet different on mine compared to the others I have seen.

Here's a comparison:
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Thanks again guys! Also, do any of you know if it's possible to straighten out the crest? I'd love to get it flattened out again.
 

jewelerguy

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I'm sure you could flatten/straighten it some, but you might lose some more of the porcelain enamel in the process. if it were mine, I might put it between and couple of boards with maybe a dish towel in between as well, and tap gently with a hammer or mallet.
 

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Good job on the ID, Bullbat. Definitely the first one I have seen posted. Thanks!
 

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Good mystery, good find, good job everyone on the ID!
 

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