Item Description
Up for your consideration is this unbelievably rare and highly sought after 1920s Klan token/medal. If you have the Ku Klux Klan Token book by Birdsell it is listed as KK219.

Obverse features: Triangulated shield housing the letters "A K A" and at center the image of a human eye. The hidden meaning and symbolism here is that the eye actually refers to the letter "I" and as so changes the letter sequence to "AKIA" = "A Klansman I Am" which is the secret acronym used to secretly divulge membership and in some case check the affiliation of others. Crossed behind the triangulated shield is an American flag and what looks like a horse-hair whip. Above is a single star (which I am sure refers to the star associated with Jesus's birth" -Remember the Klan very biblically based in Romans 12 and membership was denoted by Protestant affiliation. Encircling the image is at top: "Colorado" and along the bottom: "United We Stand Divided We Fall".

Reverse has amazing depiction of Pikes Peak mountain range with huge flaming cross elevated over its valleys and between its peaks. Pike's Peak was a well known gathering spot for Klan rallies and meetings. Below this intricately and phenomenally designed image is a scroll used to engrave information: in this case it is stamped "No. 35" which is probably a member number but may be a Klavern number. Encircling this entire image along the edge are the four most important characteristics of a Klansman: "A Compassionate Heart", "A Chivalric Head", "A Prudent Tongue" and of course "A Courageous Will". The letter "B" can be found along teh tree line of the lower right and is thought to be the artist's mark - I would wholeheartedly concur as this piece was most definitely designed by an artist of exceptional talent. Absolutely beautiful and stunning piece. Very rare and missing from some of the most advanced collections this token could easily be the center-piece of any collection. Do not miss your chance to add this absolutely fantastic and ultra-rare piece to your collection. Copper 30mm.

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