Medalet celebrating the inauguration of President Grover Cleveland, 1885. Copper. DeWitt GC 1884-17.
Obv: Bust of Cleveland to quarter left; around, GROVER CLEVELAND/ INAUGURATED MARCH 4TH 1885; stars left and right. Rev: U.S. Capitol; above, in a semicircle, PUBLIC OFFICE IS A PUBLIC TRUST; in exegue, AUSPICIUM MELIORIS AEVI [An Omen of a Better Age].
Choice example of this uncommon souvenir medalet. Cleveland, who came to national attention for rooting out graft in New York, was the only Democratic president in the post Civil War era.