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Bryan So-Called Dollar, Tiffany Silver Political Medal

$1,450.00

These medals were made by Tiffany (marked on the edge) during the Presidential campaigns of 1896 and 1900. They were satirical of Bryan and his cause. These silver medals showed comparative size and ratio of a dollar struck at the then-current price of gold with what it would be like if free coinage were to rule. They are much more than mere political pieces as they bore direct reference to the silver controversy and, hence, to our national coinage. Buyer pays for shipping

“776 1/2 grains of silver 900/1000 Fine. The equivalent of one gold dollar in value. July 1896”