For sale is this Circa 1880 14k Gold Commissioner Pin. The crescent moon measures 1 1/2" wide and the pin weighs 5.7 grams. It has the year 1880 riding along the tip rim of the moon and the work COMMISSIONER beneath the year. It is engraved W.L. Robinson on back. The pin is in perfect condition and has another loop beneath the pin mechanism to add a ribbon. The only information I can find is that an Ohio statesman with the last name of Robinson, was appointed in January 1880, as a commissioner of railroads and telegraphs for the state. It's possible that the W.L. in the engraving may stand for a title that the Commissioner had with the Railroad. The pin is in perfect condition.
Circa 1880 14k Gold Commissioner Pin