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Post by fogie » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:43 am

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Re: any ideas???

Post by DHalladay » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:07 am

Dec. 7, 1896
When in doubt... don't.

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Post by alefzero » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:21 am

Equal To The Occasion means capable of handling the/any situation.

https://millercenter.org/the-presidency ... econd-term

"I am more convinced than ever that we can have no assured financial peace and safety until the Government currency obligations upon which gold may be demanded from the Treasury are withdrawn from circulation and canceled. This might be done, as has been heretofore recommended, by their exchange for long-term bonds bearing a low rate of interest or by their redemption with the proceeds of such bonds. Even if only the United States notes known as greenbacks were thus retired it is probable that the Treasury notes issued in payment of silver purchases under the act of July 14, 1890, now paid in gold when demanded, would not create much disturbance, as they might from time to time, when received in the Treasury by redemption in gold or otherwise, be gradually and prudently replaced by silver coin."

Grasping at straws, but might be relevant.

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Post by Bigbub » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:27 pm

Dec 7, 1896 was the first day of the second session of the 54th Congress of the United States of America.

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Re: any ideas???

Post by shortnock » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:51 pm

Well...at least a LONGNOCK was not spoiled.
Refrain from computing the total number of poultry... before the process of incubation has fully materialized.

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Re: any ideas???

Post by Bigbub » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:17 pm

I think this coin may have more significance than apparent at first glance.

William Jennings Bryan gave his stirring "Cross of Gold" speech at the Democratic National Convention in July of 1896 and was an advocate of "Free Silver" or bi-metallism, a populist position opposed to the gold standard. Jennings went on to win the Democratic nomination over sitting democratic president Grover Cleveland based on his speech, but lost the general election to William McKinley. By the end of 1896, Bryan had published his account of the campaign, "The First Battle". In the book, Bryan made it clear that the first battle would not be the last, "If we are right, we shall yet triumph."

Due to the date on the stamp on the coin, the fact that it is silver and its denomination being the result of the Bland act which bi-metallists opposed, I think it may be a political campaign relic of some sort from those times.

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Post by fogie » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:45 am

Thanks! I suspect Bryan is the answer...

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