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Lot 3005

1894 $10 Liberty. NGC graded MS-63. Frosty (PCGS # 8729) .

The book The Wizard of Oz was political satire written by Frank Baun during this time period. It is about the big Eastern bankers in New York represented by the wizard of ounces (gold ounces abbreviated oz.), the Kansas Tornado (Dorothy) who was a fiery orator pushing for the better items-metallic system; the farmer, represented by the scarecrow; the industrial worker, represented by the tin man and the cowardly lion represented by William Jennings Bryan. The munchkins were the duped population in the East that could not see things as they really were because they were forced to wear green colored glasses. The yellow winkies (they didn't get much coverage in the movie) were the poor Filipinos who were the oppressed people as a result of the Eastern banker's imperialistic ambitions. At the end of the book Dorothy finally clicked her SILVER slippers together and everyone saw the light and lived happily ever after on the better items-metallic system.
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.


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