Obverse Design Top has perched eagle, wings spread, head ducked down and facing right. This eagle has the wings swept down below the feet, and is identical or almost identical to the BG-10 (second badge type) eagle. The center of the shield has the first seal of the Canal Zone with a Spanish Galleon sailing through a sea level canal. There is a smooth circle around the seal with lettering. All lettering is incuse. The lettering says "CANAL ZONE" curving above the seal and "POLICE" curving below. On the same circle there is one five pointed star to the right and one to the left of the seal. Above the shield is a smooth horizontal bar with the officer's rank of "SERGEANT". Below the shield is a smooth square with the badge number of "38". The shield overall has a textured background. All edges of the shield except the top have a leaf design as the edge.
Reverse Design Pin back.
Metal Gold color. Size and Shape About 45mm high (1 3/4 inches).
Dates Issued This variety of badge appears to have come into use in the late 1930's. These badges with the square numbers continued to be used for higher ranks within the CZP although the BG-16.1 style with the diamond number came into use for Police Pvt.'s by 1941. They continued to be used through the end of the Canal Zone Police term of service on March 31, 1982.
Issurer The Panama Canal Company.
Numbers Issued Pieces include #38.
Rarity Rare. Manufacturer Unknown. Source Sale on eBay.
Varieties There is also a similar vest badge.

Police wallet badge. I would appreciate from anyone who can add anything to the history of these badges.

Population Count Known specimens are as follows:
  1. Badge #38 - Sold on ebay on June 1, 2006 for $325.