One of the most critical figures of the American West was the county sheriff. In most states and territories during this time period, the sheriff was the highest ranking local lawman. His job was never easy. The West attracted the unwanted, the misfits, and the criminals mixed in with innocent families and individuals, with only sheriffs to keep the peace. Right now, 5 oz Proof American Western Skulls Old Sheriff Silver Rounds are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic capsules with Certificate of Authenticity included!
- 2nd silver round released in the American Western Skulls Collection!
- Limited mintage of only 500 rounds!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- The Old Sheriff is featured on the obverse of all rounds.
- A design known as the fried eagles is on the reverse of each round.
- There is a unique edge-lettered serial number.
- Designs created by Doug Stang.
Each 5 oz Proof American Western Skulls Old Sheriff Silver Round in this issue comes to you inside of a protective capsule courtesy of the Osborne Mint. The silver rounds each have a unique serial number, 1 to 500, engraved on the edge that matches up with the number on the included Certificate of Authenticity.
The American West attracted many of the worst characters in American society during the 19th and early 20th centuries. While town marshals were expected to keep the peace in individual areas, it was the sheriff who had county-wide jurisdiction to track down criminals and bring them to justice.
On the obverse of the 5 oz Proof American Western Skulls Old Sheriff Silver Round is the image of one-such sheriff. He is captured with a cowboy hat on, complete with his badge in the center. A pair of Henry repeater rifles cross below his skeletal figure, with “Liberty” engraved above and a year of issue included.
Sheriffs had varying duties depending upon territory or state. This Old Sheriff had the ability to hire deputies, form a posse when needed to hunt down criminals, and even fulfill the role of county tax collector if necessary.
The reverse of all silver rounds in the American Western Skulls Collection features the heraldic eagle of the United States. While the nation of issue, weight, metal content, and purity are featured along with the national shield and 13 stars, there’s something a bit different with this bird. Instead of the bald eagle, you’ll find only the skeletal frame of a bird behind the shield clutching those arrows and the olive branch of peace.
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