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1933 Huey Long Toliet Seat / Sands Point medal. Golden bronze, 38 x 33 mm.

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1933 Huey Long Toliet Seat / Sands Point medal. Golden bronze, 38 x 33 mm.

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1933 Huey Long Toliet Seat / Sands Point medal. Golden bronze, 38 x 33 mm. Choice Mint State. With loop, as issued. One of the most famous medals of the 20th century, depicting a bathroom brawl in high Art Deco style. Senator Huey Long, Louisiana's famous "Kingfish," attended a party at the tony Sands Point Country Club on Long Island on August 26, 1933. He was, at the time, one of the nation's most famous men: brash, flashy, loud, corrupt as all hell. While "paying his water bill" in the men's room, the inebriated Long is thought to have accidentally baptized a pantleg that was not his own. He left the WC with an empty bladder and a black eye. This medal has been written about more than any other medal of its era, from Coin World columns by Dave Bowers to modern popular biographies of Long to contemporary news reports. It would be a conversation starter in any cabinet. Ranked #140 in 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, which notes "the shape of a convenient restroom facility defines the outline of this medal."

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Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013018

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1933 Huey Long Toliet Seat / Sands Point medal. Golden bronze, 38 x 33 mm. Choice Mint State. With loop, as issued. One of the most famous medals of the 20th century, depicting a bathroom brawl in high Art Deco style. Senator Huey Long, Louisiana's famous "Kingfish," attended a party at the tony Sands Point Country Club on Long Island on August 26, 1933. He was, at the time, one of the nation's most famous men: brash, flashy, loud, corrupt as all hell. While "paying his water bill" in the men's room, the inebriated Long is thought to have accidentally baptized a pantleg that was not his own. He left the WC with an empty bladder and a black eye. This medal has been written about more than any other medal of its era, from Coin World columns by Dave Bowers to modern popular biographies of Long to contemporary news reports. It would be a conversation starter in any cabinet. Ranked #140 in 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, which notes "the shape of a convenient restroom facility defines the outline of this medal."

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Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013018

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