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. 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.