How Free Coinage of Silver at 16 to 1 Would Affect Foreign Exchange


An 1896 campaign poster in support of McKinley and Sound Money. The 16 to 1 fixed weight ration of silver to gold had economist concerned because the actual price ratio was higher and it was feared the less valueable silver would result in gold being removed from circulation.

Associated Person: McKinley, William

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California

General Subject Association: Foreign & Imported Products


See more items in: Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Coins, Currency and Medals, Princeton Posters


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Credit Line: The Ralph E Becker Collection of Political Americana

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.227739.1897.F02Catalog Number: 227739.1897.F02

Object Name: Poster

Measurements: overall: 21 in x 11 in; 53.34 cm x 27.94 cm


Record Id: nmah_529007

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