100154 | UNITED STATES. Bronze Medal. The Broken American Energy Policy.

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    100154 | UNITED STATES. Bronze Medal. Struck 1979. R. W. Julian's Satirical Series: The Broken American Energy Policy (63mm, 138.90 g, 12h). By W. Williams.

     

    LET THE PEOPLE KNOW THE FACTS AND THE COUNTRY WILL BE SAVED, head Abraham Lincoln right / THE GOVERNMENT THE CONGRESS AND THE OIL COMPANIES AT WORK ON THE ENERGY CRISIS, the Three "Wise" Monkeys: the Democratic-led Congress, Democratic President Jimmy Carter, and the oil industry, seeing, hearing, and speaking no "evil," respectively; below, gas nozzles crossed in saltire.

     

    RWJ 79. Mint State. The third in R. W. Julian's series. Mintage of just 1,055 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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