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James G. Blaine Presidential Campaign Medal

James G. Blaine Presidential Campaign Medal
Title
James G. Blaine Presidential Campaign Medal
Date 
1876-1880
Medium 
Copper
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.8 cm )
Description 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of James Blaine facing left with legend: "JAMES G BLAINE." Reverse depicts eagle superimposed on shield and two flags, with surrounding legend: "REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE/FOR PRESIDENT."
Object Number 
1966.72
Gallery Label 
James G. Blaine (1830-1893) was one of the most influential as well as notorious Republicans of the late 19th century. He served 13 years in Congress, and was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 1876 and 1879. A leader of the "half-breed" Republicans opposing corrupt patronage practices, he finally received the presidential nomination in 1884, but lost the election to Grover Cleveland.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group