Badge promoting William McKinley for president and Garrett Hobart for vice president, 1896. Gold-flashed tin shell. Light surface wear. Busts jugata of McKinley and Hobart to right within a raised circle; in a semicircle above, the legend, McKINLEY AND HOBART; in a semicircle below, SOUND MONEY AND PROTECTION. Light wear. Original clasp, verso.
As 19th century political badges go, this large jugate shell for the Republicans who ran on the Gold Standard has a lot of bang for the buck! A "sound" investment for the money.