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Rare 1915 Jess Willard "Redeemer of the White Race" World's Champion Enameled Metallic Charm

Lot Number 633

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With his 26th-round KO of Jack Johnson, Kansas cowboy Jess Willard fulfilled the dreams of American racists who had long awaited their Great White Hope. This 1x2 charm was thus produced in celebration and reads "JESS WILLARD / WORLD'S CHAMPION" on the front and "REDEEMER OF THE WHITE RACE / HAVANA CUBA / APRIL 5, 1915" on the reverse (along with "GUINTI MFG. CO. / PROV. R.I. U.S.A."). The raised areas show contact wear and some surface loss; otherwise, the preservation is quite impressive for such a vulnerable century-old relic—the first of its kind that we've seen.

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