100155 | UNITED STATES. Bronze Medal. The Deterioration of National Defense.

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    100155 | UNITED STATES. Bronze Medal. Struck 1980. R. W. Julian's Satirical Series: The Deterioration of our National Defense (63mm, 139.43 g, 12h). By W. Williams.

     

    THERE IS NO SUBSTITUE FOR VICTORY, bust of General Douglas MacArthur facing slightly right / CHINA KORЄA CUBA VIЄTNAM CAMBODIA ANGOLA NICARAGUA IRAN, Uncle Sam standing right, blidfolded and shirtless, holding primitive rifle indicative of our 'decaying' defense; A LITANY OF DISASTER on ribbon below.

     

    RWJ 80. Mint State. As issued, with original pamphlet; the fourth in R. W. Julian's series. Mintage of just 1,000 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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