I too tend to think the first one is bad. Detail is lacking crispness. Also of note is the lack of markings on the rear of the stamped number which would have been added after the manufacture process. See my badge and Rene's badge for comparison. The one in the OP looks like the serial number was part of the whole badge's manufacturing process. Only my opinion, of course.
01-31-2014 11:02 AM
I also do not like this badge. The lack of crisp detail is what first impressed me when I saw the images.
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