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    1896 United Snakes of America Bryan Dollar AU50 NGC. Zerbe-53, S-353. Struck in white metal with a reeded edge. Diameter 45 mm. Planchet thickness 2.5 mm. Weight 18 grams. Evenly worn with attractive pewter-gray toning and scattered abrasions on each side. A satirical medal from the 1896 presidential election. On the obverse is a satirical "portrait" of William Jennings Bryan as a duck wearing a donkey's head, and POP on his "body" as an abbreviation for Populist Party. IN BRYAN WE TRUST in upper right obverse field. UNITED SNAKES OF AMERICA around obverse periphery. On the reverse: FREE SILVER across upper periphery, ONE DAM in the center, 1896 on the lower exergue.
    One of these in AU50 NGC sold in Heritage's 2006 FUN Online Session (lot 28445) for $184. (NGC ID# CCNX, PCGS# 661030)


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