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

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

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Poster
associated person
McKinley, William
place made
United States: California
Measurements
overall: 21 in x 11 in; 53.34 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1897.F02
catalog number
227739.1897.F02
Credit Line
Ralph Becker
subject
Foreign & Imported Products
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Princeton Posters
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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