Paperweight, Herbert Hoover, 1928

Paperweight, Herbert Hoover, 1928

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This iron paperweight is designed to look like a pile of 29 coins each of which is stamped with the inauguration year of one of the presidents of the United States. The top coin features both George Washington and Herbert Hoover, the 1928 Republican presidential nominee. The pile seems to be one coin short because when Hoover won he became the 31st president. But it was not a mistake; Grover Cleveland was given just one coin in the pile to represent his two non-consecutive terms in office.
Object Name
associated person
Washington, George
Hoover, Herbert
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 11.43 cm x 13.335 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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