Distinguished Eagle Lapel Pins


The Robbins Company made the original lapel pins for the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. A spinlock and hinge was used to attach the pin to the coat lapel. The gold content was 14 karat. Soon a single stem pole located in the center of the pin replaced the spinlock and hinge. It proved to be unstable, as it would spin on its stem pole. The next pin was made with a single stem pole at the top of the pin.

In 1978, the gold content was changed to 1/10-10k and the pin was attached with two stem poles. Following next was a single stem pole at the top of the pin. (An error was produced where the stem pole was located at the bottom of the pin)

In 1999 brought Custom Fine Jewelry (CFJ) manufacturing to the table. The design was slightly changed, but not significantly. Laser technology was used to sharpen design.

In 2007, Stange Company was awarded the manufacturing contract. The gold content remained 1/10-10k, but the design was changed. Then in 2013, the lapel pin design was changed again. The words “Distinguished Eagle” was placed on the pin for the first time.

Each pin showcased below is different because of the gold content hallmark and the manufacturer logo.



Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Spinlock and Hindge
Hallmark: 14K
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom Right
Grove Type: Not Identified
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-1
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Spinlock and Hindge
Hallmark: 14Kr
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Center
Grove Type: DESA/LP/1
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-2
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Spinlock and Hindge
Hallmark: r14K
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Center
Grove Type: Not Identified
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-3
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Single pole center - pull clutch
Hallmark: 14Kr
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: No Rivets
Grove Type: Not Identified
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-4
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Single pole center - pull clutch
Hallmark: r14K
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: No Rivets
Grove Type: Not Identified
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-5
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: r14K
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/2
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-6
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: r14K (In a box)
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/3
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-7
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: r1/10-10k
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/4
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-8
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Two Poles - pull clutches
Hallmark: r1/10-10k
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/5
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-9
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: R1/10-10k (Large R)
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Top
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/6
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-10a
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: R1/10-10k (Large R)
Hallmark Location: Vertical - Facing Right
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: Not Identified
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-10b
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: R1/10-10k (Large R)
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/7
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-10c
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Single pole bottom - pull clutch
Hallmark: R1/10-10k (Small R)
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/8
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-11
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Robbins
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: R1/10-10k (Small R)
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/9
Product ID: DESA/LP/R-12
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Custom Fine Jewelry
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: CFJ over 1/10 10k
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom (Stamped)
Rivets: Without Rivets
Grove Type: Not Identified
Product ID: DESA/LP/CFJ-1a
Collection: NEED For My Collection

Manufacture: Custom Fine Jewelry
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: CFJ over 1/10 10k
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom (Stamped)
Rivets: With 1 "X" Rivet
Grove Type: DESA/LP/10
Product ID: DESA/LP/CFJ-1b
Collection: NEED For My Collection

Manufacture: Custom Fine Jewelry
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: CFJ over 1/10 10k
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom (Stamped)
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/10
Product ID: DESA/LP/CFJ-1c
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Custom Fine Jewelry
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: CFJ over 1/10 10k
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom (Raised)
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/10
Product ID: DESA/LP/CFJ-1d
Collection: NEED For My Collection

Manufacture: Custom Fine Jewelry
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: CFJ
Hallmark Location: Vertical - Facing Left
Rivets: Without Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/10
Product ID: DESA/LP/CFJ-2a
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Custom Fine Jewelry
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: CFJ
Hallmark Location: Vertical - Facing Left
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: Not Identified
Product ID: DESA/LP/CFJ-2b
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Custom Fine Jewelry
Description: Single pole center - pull clutch
Hallmark: CFJ
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom (Raised)
Rivets: Without Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/11
Product ID: DESA/LP/CFJ-3
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Stange
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: Double S over 1/10 10k
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: Without Rivets
Grove Type: DESA/LP/12
Product ID: DESA/LP/S-1a
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Stange
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: Double S over 1/10 10k
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: With 1 Rivet
Grove Type: DESA/LP/12
Product ID: DESA/LP/S-1b
Collection: NEED For My Collection

Manufacture: Stange
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: Double S over 1/10 10k
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: With 1 Rivet
Grove Type: Not Identified
Product ID: DESA/LP/S-2a
Notes: The words "Distinguished Eagle Scout Award" placed on pin for the first time.
Collection: Have In My Collection

Manufacture: Stange
Description: Single pole top - pull clutch
Hallmark: Double S over 1/10 10k
Hallmark Location: Horizontal - Bottom
Rivets: With 2 Rivets
Grove Type: Not Identified
Product ID: DESA/LP/S-2b
Notes: The words "Distinguished Eagle Scout Award" placed on pin for the first time.
Collection: Have In My Collection