I have a funny theory about this particular piece. I think the hole Roy's hat is there because some gunslinger missed. Thus, he carried this lucky piece to remind him of the near miss. OK, this is just my theory. In reality, in the 1950's kids were invited to join Roy Roger's Riders. These coins or medallions were issued as membership pieces. Some I notice had holes so that they could be put on a keychain, some did not have the hole.
The front of the coin features Roy Rogers surrounded by the words "Roy Roger's Riders - Lucky Piece." On the reverse, his horse Trigger is centered in a upright horseshoe. There are some branches - laurel leaf? - below the horseshoe and the name Trigger between the branches and horseshoe. The words "Good Luck Forever" are around the top, above Trigger.
The medallion is in pretty good shape overall. Although there is quite a bit of age patina, the stamping is clear and crisp on both sides of the piece The hole is in the upper right corner of Roy's hat on the front and cuts off part of the word Trigger on the reverse. It measures 1-1/8" in diameter.
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