1933 Huey Long Toilet Seat Medal. NGC MS64. SOLD
1933 Huey Long Toilet Seat Medal. NGC MS64.
Struck in bronze.A popular medal, made in the shape of a toilet seat.
The story goes on August 26, 1933 Senator Huey Long (a.k.a. “The Kingfish”) of Louisiana was attending at party at the exclusive Sands Point country club on Long Island, New York.
Huey had a few too many (as was his custom) and as a result had to perform a bodily function was is often necessary for those who overindulge. The story varies, but one version was that upon entering the men's room Huey found that every stall was taken. Somehow he ended up relieving himself on the pant leg and shoes of another gentlemen who was using the facility.
That gentlemen responded by landing a well placed roundhouse punch giving the Louisiana senator a black eye.
The owner of Colliers Magazine was so pleased by this incident that he offered to raise funds to award Long's assailant a gold medal for his deed. A gold medal was stuck by the Medallic Art Company.
In addition to the gold medal a few silver and some bronze medals were produced. The gold medal was never claimed, and was donated to the American Numismatic Society museum, where it now resides. 350