Long a Southwest symbol, the coyote has been depicted in Southwest Art for centuries. In 1986 the company that holds the JJ Trademark began marketing a line of pewter pins depicting animals of the American West.
The JJ Trademark became an instant collectible on September 1, 2006 when the company announced it's closing due to foreign competition and market conditions.
This pin has been in my collection probably since it first came out on the market. I don't remember exactly what I paid for it, but it's value has more than tripled as an out of production collectible.
You can view the Howling Coyote pin on my recently re-opened Etsy shop.
Here is the link: