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    William J. Bryan 1896 Political Medal

    1896 William Jennings Bryan Large White Metal Medal. This is one of a series of large medallions issued by the opponents of Bryan to show the size of a silver dollar keeping with the ratio of 16 oz of silver to 1 oz of gold. These were manufactured around the country by various people and companies, and they used a similar Liberty design. The weight, size, and quality would vary. This piece is of superior quality and would rank in the top 10% of known examples. The total weight is 121.1 gm and measures 86 mm, this variety is listed as numbers 800-899 in the Bryan Money catalog by Fred Schornstein. (NGC ID# CCNX, PCGS# 661030)

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    September, 2007
    27th-28th Thursday-Friday
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