100139 | UNITED STATES. Bronze Medal. The Panamamanian Appeasement.

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    100139 | UNITED STATES. Bronze Medal. Struck 1978. R. W. Julian's Satirical Series: The Panamamanian Appeasement (63mm, 144.74 g, 12h). By W. Williams.

     

    "SPЄAK SOFTLY AND CARRY A BIG STICK," bust of Theodore Roosevelt (leading proponent of the building and American administration of the Panama Canal) right / THE POLITICS OF APPЄASЄMЄNT, Uncle Sam genuflecting right, presenting the Panama Canal (on a silver salver) to janiform dictator (representing Panamanian "Maximum Leader" Omar Torrijos and Cuban "President" Fidel Castro); to upper left, shield with umbrella (symbolic of Neville Chamberlain–a reminder of the 40th anniversary of the München Agreement and the appeasement to Hitler); in two lines in exergue, PANAMA CANAL TRЄATIЄS / APPROVЄD BY THE U. S. SЄNATЄ.

     

    RWJ 78. Choice Mint State. As issued, the second in R. W. Julian's series. Mintage of just 1,340 pieces.

     

    Part of a brief series of five satirical medals with themes that, in the opinion of this cataloger, run to the right side of the political aisle. Designed with highly nuanced iconography and an eye toward classical motifs, this series is unparalleled in modern American numismatics and should appeal to everyone, no matter their personal ideologies.

     

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