This 1889 coat shield badge is Die Struck and expertly crafted. The badge is a replica of the 1889 Series Chicago Police Coat Shield manufactured by S.D. Childs & Co. It was first Issued on May 13, 1889. Known as the “coat shield.” This style was so unpopular with the rank and file officers that the city agreed to go back to a star design after only a month of use. Due to this short period of service, it is extremely rare, if not impossible to find authentic versions. This badge has been manufactured so collectors would have an opportunity to include a representation of this badge in their collection. The badge is available in the following ranks: Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Superintendent. All ranks come in a brushed flat nickel finish, have a standard pin and safety catch on the reverse, and measure 2-3/8′ x 1-3/4″.