Dodge 25th anniversary

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Coin issued by Chrysler Corporation commemorating 25 years since the Dodge automobile was produced. Chrysler acquired the brand ten years later in 1924.

The Dodge brothers, John and Horace, became successful by manufacturing components for automobiles in the early twentieth century. In 1914 they built their own car which quickly earned a reputation for being dependable. In 1920, both died relatively young leaving a vast fortune that was largely squandered by their heirs. The company continued on for a few years until being sold in 1924.

Learn more about the company history at http://www.allpar.com/corporate/bios/dodge-brothers.html . Read about the disciplined, yet wild, brothers and their heirs in Dodge Dynasty: The Car and the Family by Caroline Latham with David Agresta (review at https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-15-125320-3).

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Brochure cover.

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