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    James Buchanan: Colorful Change Purse. While James Buchanan was one of our worst presidents, this change purse is one of the best items issued in his behalf. The purse consists of dark olive, embossed leather panels mounted within a steel frame. The purse snaps open to reveal several compartments lined in red leather, suitable for coins and currency. The front of the purse has an 1 1/2" x 2" colored engraving of "James Buchanan" affixed to the back of a glass insert, within a brass retaining ring. These purses were manufactured in France. Examples are also known for Napoleon III and Franklin Pierce. Outside of some inconsequential loss to the gray background of the glass insert, it is in very fine condition. The portrait itself is perfect. The overall dimensions are 2 3/4" x 3 3/4".

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    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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