100194 | UNITED STATES. Bronze Medal. The Double Standard of the Liberal Media

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    100194 | UNITED STATES. Bronze Medal. Struck 1977. R. W. Julian's Satirical Series: The Double Standard of the Liberal Media (63mm, 148.46 g, 12h). By W. Williams.

     

    RICHARD M NIXON, bare head right, with features of "immense distress" / COHN AFFAIR | LЄTЄLIЄR | CHAPPAQUIDICK | "SЄLLING OF THЄ PЄNTAGON" | CAMBODIA | GULAG, janiform head of the Media, with a blindfold to the "left" and eyes open to the "right;" below, two inward-facing movie cameras flanking shield inscribed THE / DOUBLE / STANDARD in three lines.

     

    RWJ 77. Choice Mint State. As issued, the first 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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