Bryan Dollar Cartwheel with Legend

HK-782 · 1900

Year 1900
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Diameter 52 mm
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Reference HK-782

A satirical piece struck to discredit Democratic Congressman William Jennings Bryan during his 1900 presidential campaign. Bryan ran unsuccessfully against McKinley on the Free Silver platform, the right to coin both silver and gold at the legal ratio of sixteen to one. The cartwheel is the size of a silver dollar and its oversize shows how unmanageably large a silver dollar would have to be to have the proper silver value Bryan proposed.

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1900