1891 New Orleans Mint exonumia
I have this crescent-shaped pin which appears to be silver. It's about 38mm across and a little thinner than a silver dollar.
The obverse is engraved with an alligator, and the reverse is engraved "U.S. Mint. New Orleans, May, 1891."
I wonder if it was created to commemorate some event at the mint in May of 1891? A cursory search of New Orleans newspapers from May of 1891 didn't reveal any specific event, but the Daily Picayune (New Orleans) published a lengthy and nicely illustrated article about the New Orleans Mint on May 31, 1891.
I have a fascination with the New Orleans mint, and collect those coins obviously, but also other items related to the mint and its history.