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    James K. Polk: Rare Sought-After Pewter Rim Hand-Tinted Medallion. The number and variety of "pewter rims" in the Frent Collection can be misleading as to their rarity. The Frents assembled what is probably the largest and most comprehensive collection of these important early campaign items. Polk examples are particularly coveted because Polk items of all types are rare. This one is in great condition, except that it is missing the wire suspension loop at the top, as are most. It is particularly desirable by virtue of the pale green and powder blue backgrounds, in contrast to the uncolored versions most often seen. 2.5" diameter. Auction records approach the $10,000 mark for similar examples.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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