Harrison and Reid: PROTECTION'S BANNER tin shell (BH 1892-16)
Harrison and Reid: PROTECTION'S BANNER tin shell (BH 1892-16)

Harrison and Reid: PROTECTION'S BANNER tin shell (BH 1892-16)

Price: $45.00
Medal promoting Benjamin Harrison for president and Whitelaw Reid for vice president, 1892.
Catalog No: 20483
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 48 mm
GRADE: Choice/XF

Medal promoting Benjamin Harrison for president and Whitelaw Reid for vice president, 1892. Tin. DeWitt BH 1892-16. Circular tin planchet. Holed for suspension. Inscription in raised letters, HARRISON-REID AND PROTECTION/ 1892, enclosing in a depressed center, PROTECTION'S BANNER GUARDS OUR LAND FROM ENGLAND'S GREED AND PAUPER PAY; AND WHEN I PLAY GREAT BRITAIN'S HAND/ PLEASE TAKE ME FOR A BLOOMING JAY; incuse letters. Rev: Blank. Suspended from a diplayed eagle clasp.

A debate over trade policy dominated the 1892 campaign, Republicans favoring a protective tariff on imports, Democrats pushing for reducing the tariff. Domestic production of tin was threatened by competition from England, which paid its workers "pauper wages" according to Republicans.

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