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Categories  •  Stack's May 2005 New York John J. Ford, Jr. Collection: Part 9 United States Mint and Private Medals Medals Struck At or for the United States Mint Assay, Presidential, Personal, & Agricultural Medals
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1 1922 Assay Commission Medal. Julian AC.66 SP $300.00
1922 Assay Commission Medal. Julian AC.66. Yellow bronze. 50.7 mm. By John R. Sinnock. About as made....
Yellow bronze. 50.7 mm. By John R. Sinnock. About as made. Nice, medium golden and brown toning. Some hairlines. Named on the edge to Frank I. Liveright, commission member this year along with Judson Brenner. Andrew W. Mellon was Secretary of the Treasury 1921-32. Liveright was both a publisher and a coin collector. Tom Elder sold his collection in December, 1932. The Dreyfuss specimen...  more
2 1938 Assay Commission Medal. J.AC.83 CH AU $550.00
1938 Assay Commission Medal. J.AC.83. Yellow bronze. 56.5 mm. By John R. Sinnock. Choice About Uncirculated....
Yellow bronze. 56.5 mm. By John R. Sinnock. Choice About Uncirculated. Hairlined from an old cleaning. Not named on the edge. The front has Sinnock's bust of Franklin facing right while the reverse shows the goddess of the mint standing in front of the U.S. Mint buildings in Philadelphia. Julian suggested there were fewer than 30 known of these.
3 1801 Thomas Jefferson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.2, Witham plate 14. Silver CH BR PF $32,500.00
1801 Thomas Jefferson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.2, Witham plate 14. Silver. 45.5 mm. 4.0 - 4.5 mm. thick....
45.5 mm. 4.0 - 4.5 mm. thick. 745.5 gns. By John Reich. Choice Brilliant Proof. Good, rich coin silver gray color with light iridescent blue and pale champagne and rose toning near the rims. The fields still show some flash in an angled light. The obverse shows Jefferson's bust facing left in a classic pose immediately recognizable as Jefferson's. The reverse shows the goddess of wisdom placing...  more
4 1801 Thomas Jefferson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.2, Witham plate 14. Silver BR PF $22,000.00
1801 Thomas Jefferson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.2, Witham plate 14. Silver. 45.8 mm. 3.9 - 4.3 mm. thick....
45.8 mm. 3.9 - 4.3 mm. thick. 739.2 gns. By John Reich. Brilliant Proof. A second example of a medal that is very rare, one that even the famous Garrett Collection lacked. This one has nice, even coin silver gray color with light blue iridescent toning. There are some hairlines on both sides and scratches on the reverse. The fields are brightly reflective in most places, especially on the back....  more
5 1801 Thomas Jefferson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.2, Witham plate 14. Silver SP $4,500.00
1801 Thomas Jefferson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.2, Witham plate 14. Silver. 43.9 mm. 611.9 gns. By John...
43.9 mm. 611.9 gns. By John Reich. Fine or slightly better. Holed at the top. Edge filed and ground down, it once had a person's name engraved on it and tantalizing remnants are visible. Mr. Ford wonders if this might have been used as an ad hoc Indian Peace medal? This is an interesting suggestion but in the absence of solid evidence the cataloguer decided to include this here with the other...  more
6 1801 Thomas Jefferson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.2, Witham plate 14. White metal AU $18,000.00
1801 Thomas Jefferson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.2, Witham plate 14. White metal. 45.1 mm. 4.5 - 4.8 mm....
45.1 mm. 4.5 - 4.8 mm. thick. By John Reich. About Uncirculated. Medium gray color. Fields somewhat flashy and semi-prooflike. Some abrasions, a field mark in the lower left obverse, rims slightly defective. The obverse shows Jefferson's bust facing left with his inaugural date noted in the inscription, around. The back shows Athena placing the Declaration of Independence upon an altar inscribed...  more
7 1817 James Madison Presidential Medal. J.PR.3, Neuzil 43 CH UNC $14,000.00
1817 James Madison Presidential Medal. J.PR.3, Neuzil 43. White metal. 63.8 mm. 4.4 - 4.7 mm. thick....
White metal. 63.8 mm. 4.4 - 4.7 mm. thick. By Moritz Furst (obverse). Choice Uncirculated. Nice, even medium silver gray color. The fields are bright and somewhat reflective. Overall, superior quality for this rare medal, nicer than Dreyfuss' (1986 at $1,760) and the one ex New York Public Library (2000 at $4,620). The obverse, by Furst, shows Madison's bust facing right with his presidential...  more
8 1817 James Madison Presidential Medal. J.PR.3, N.43 CH UNC $5,000.00
1817 James Madison Presidential Medal. J.PR.3, N.43. White metal. 63.9 mm. 5.2 - 5.3 mm. thick. By...
White metal. 63.9 mm. 5.2 - 5.3 mm. thick. By Moritz Furst (obverse). Choice Uncirculated. A second. This piece is deeply toned in gray with iridescent blue and rose in the fields. Bright and semi-reflective surfaces. Toning line across the upper left of the reverse inscription. More dramatic appearance than the preceding and on a thicker flan. Slightly later reverse state than the first.
9 1817 James Madison Presidential Medal. J.PR.3, N.43 CH UNC $5,000.00
1817 James Madison Presidential Medal. J.PR.3, N.43. White metal. 63.9 mm. 5.4 - 5.7 mm. thick. By...
White metal. 63.9 mm. 5.4 - 5.7 mm. thick. By Moritz Furst (obverse). Choice Uncirculated. A third, on an even thicker flan than the second. This example is attractively toned in silver gray and iridescent blue and rose shades. The color is so reminiscent of silver that the piece's rim has been ground in one place to test the metal. The surfaces are also very bright and semi-reflective.
10 1825 John Quincy Adams Inaugural Medal. J.PR.5, N.45. Silver GEM BR PF $32,500.00
1825 John Quincy Adams Inaugural Medal. J.PR.5, N.45. Silver. 51.0 mm. 845.3 gns. By Moritz Furst....
51.0 mm. 845.3 gns. By Moritz Furst. Gem Brilliant Proof. An absolutely gorgeous specimen and the finest seen by the cataloguer. The obverse is toned in a combination of deep silver gray in the center and iridescent blue green and gold around the rim. The reverse is a lovely, uniform iridescent russet and rose. The fields on both sides are bright, deep mirrors. The central devices are sharply...  more
11 1825 John Quincy Adams Inaugural Medal. J.PR.5, N.45 BR PF $8,500.00
1825 John Quincy Adams Inaugural Medal. J.PR.5, N.45. White metal. 51.0 mm. By Moritz Furst. Brilliant...
White metal. 51.0 mm. By Moritz Furst. Brilliant Proof. Pale silver gray color. The fields on both sides are brightly reflective and still fully mirrorlike in places. The obverse is Furst's bust of Adams facing right. The reverse shows Athena presenting a branch to seated America with an inscription around reading SCIENCE GIVES PEACE AND AMERICA PLENTY. The medal is rare but exactly...  more
12 1825 John Quincy Adams Inaugural Medal. J.PR.5, N.45 BR PF $8,500.00
1825 John Quincy Adams Inaugural Medal. J.PR.5, N.45. White metal. 51.0 mm. By Moritz Furst. Brilliant...
White metal. 51.0 mm. By Moritz Furst. Brilliant Proof. A second. This one is also pale silver gray in color with the fields on both sides boldly reflective and mirrorlike. There is a small abrasion in the right obverse field and a few hairlines elsewhere. Rare as noted.
13 1841 John Tyler Inaugural Medal. J.PR.8 CH BR PF $800.00
1841 John Tyler Inaugural Medal. J.PR.8. Copper, bronzed. 62.1 mm. By Ferdinand Pettrich (obverse)...
Copper, bronzed. 62.1 mm. By Ferdinand Pettrich (obverse) and Christian Gobrecht (reverse). Choice Brilliant Proof. A lovely example with a pleasing, reddish orange surface finish. The fields are somewhat bright and show some reflectivity. There is a patch of verdigris on the edge which is not seen when the medal is viewed normally. Unknown rarity, the number struck at the time has not...  more
14 1845 James K. Polk Inaugural Medal. J.PR.9. Silver AU $5,000.00
1845 James K. Polk Inaugural Medal. J.PR.9. Silver. 63.1 mm. 4.0 - 4.5 mm. thick. 1,524.7 gns. (compare...
63.1 mm. 4.0 - 4.5 mm. thick. 1,524.7 gns. (compare the weights of the bronzed coppers in the next two lots). About Uncirculated. Struck on a cast planchet. Once thickly lacquered (like the silver Hawaiian medal later in the sale), cleaned and hairlined. Sharply struck twice, traces of the first impression most visible around the obverse letters. Surfaces granular in many places, rough...  more
15 1845 James K. Polk Inaugural Medal. J.PR.9 CH UNC $450.00
1845 James K. Polk Inaugural Medal. J.PR.9. Copper, bronzed. 62.2 mm. 5.7 - 6.4 mm. thick. 2,049.1...
Copper, bronzed. 62.2 mm. 5.7 - 6.4 mm. thick. 2,049.1 gns. By John G. Chapman. Choice Uncirculated. Deep brown surface finish. Odd reverse appearance probably a result of the bronzing powder melting imperfectly. Carlson noted only 119 struck.
16 1845 James K. Polk Inaugural Medal. J.PR.9 CH UNC $1,600.00
1845 James K. Polk Inaugural Medal. J.PR.9. Copper bronzed. 62.4 mm. 5.5 - 5.7 mm. thick. 1,903.1...
Copper bronzed. 62.4 mm. 5.5 - 5.7 mm. thick. 1,903.1 gns. By John G. Chapman. A second and also Choice Uncirculated. Nice mahogany surface finish. Arc of light abrasions at the inside top of the reverse wreath.
17 1850 Zachary Taylor Presidential Medal. J.PR.11 GEM UNC $275.00
1850 Zachary Taylor Presidential Medal. J.PR.11. Copper, bronzed. 58.2 mm. By C.C. Wright. Nearly...
Copper, bronzed. 58.2 mm. By C.C. Wright. Nearly Gem Uncirculated. Lovely medium brown surface finish uniform on both sides. Sharp and clean, the surfaces just a tad too rough to make full gem status. Rare: a medal that one does not often see offered for sale. This medal, as Julian notes, was not struck at the Mint. It really should not be in the Julian book.
18 1867 Andrew Johnson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.13 GEM UNC $1,900.00
1867 Andrew Johnson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.13. Copper, bronzed. 75.9 mm. 8.1 - 8.3 mm. thick. By William...
Copper, bronzed. 75.9 mm. 8.1 - 8.3 mm. thick. By William Barber. Gem Uncirculated. A lovely example with a deep mahogany surface finish. The reverse inscription, which was quite political for the Mint of the day, refers to Johnson's attempt to reconcile rather than punish the late rebel states. Carlson notes only 118 struck.
19 Undated [ca. 1872] Ulysses S. Grant Medal. J.PR.14. Silver CH PF $5,000.00
Undated [ca. 1872] Ulysses S. Grant Medal. J.PR.14. Silver. 45.6 mm. 650.7 gns. By William Barber....
45.6 mm. 650.7 gns. By William Barber. Choice Proof. Both sides are deep gray in color with lovely iridescent blue and rose toning. The front shows Grant's bust facing right while the reverse bears a central cartouche framing Grant's famous dictum ''Let Us Have Peace''. Extremely rare: Carlson's research suggests only eight were struck. Carl could find only two auction records for one...  more
20 Undated [ca. 1872] Ulysses S. Grant Medal. J.PR.14. Silver BR PF $1,900.00
Undated [ca. 1872] Ulysses S. Grant Medal. J.PR.14. Silver. 45.6 mm. 682.4 gns. By William Barber....
45.6 mm. 682.4 gns. By William Barber. Brilliant Proof. A second. The obverse of this piece is deeply toned in russet and rose with blue in the fields. The back is a lovely combination of pale rose-gray and blue. A few light hairlines on the front are noted. Types as the preceding. Extremely rare: Carlson's research suggests only eight were struck.
21 1833 Andrew Jackson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.33. Gold CH BR PF $2,000.00
1833 Andrew Jackson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.33. Gold. 18.0 mm. 62.1 gns. Unsigned. Choice Brilliant...
18.0 mm. 62.1 gns. Unsigned. Choice Brilliant Proof. Lovely, bright yellow gold color, frosty device on the obverse, bright mirror fields. The front has the famous Jackson bust facing left while the reverse has his second term inaugural date.
22 1833 Andrew Jackson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.33. Silver CH BR PF $550.00
1833 Andrew Jackson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.33. Silver. 18.0 mm. 37.3 gns. Unsigned. Choice Brilliant...
18.0 mm. 37.3 gns. Unsigned. Choice Brilliant Proof. A beautiful, full mirror specimen with rich gray and iridescent blue and rose toning. Same types as the preceding's.
23 1833 Andrew Jackson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.33. Silver CH BR PF $200.00
1833 Andrew Jackson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.33. Silver. 18.0 mm. 43.0 gns. Unsigned. Choice Brilliant...
18.0 mm. 43.0 gns. Unsigned. Choice Brilliant Proof. A second, with mirror fields and the same toning scheme as the preceding. Types identical to the first.
24 1833 Andrew Jackson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.34. Silver CH BR PF $300.00
1833 Andrew Jackson Inaugural Medal. J.PR.34. Silver. 28.2 mm. 43.1 gns. Unsigned (Paquet?). Choice...
28.2 mm. 43.1 gns. Unsigned (Paquet?). Choice Brilliant Proof. Mirror fields and deep silver gray toning. The obverse type is the Paquet head of Jackson but this die is unsigned. The reverse is a variant of that seen on PR.34. This piece was probably made long after Jackson had gone to meet his maker.
25 1848 William Page Medal. J.PE.24 CH UNC $400.00
1848 William Page Medal. J.PE.24. Copper, bronzed. 47.6 mm. By C.C. Wright and Salathiel Ellis. Choice...
Copper, bronzed. 47.6 mm. By C.C. Wright and Salathiel Ellis. Choice Uncirculated. Pleasing, light mahogany surface finish. An unusual medal and one not often found in auction sales of Mint medals. The obverse shows artist Page's bust facing right while the back shows an empty pallette and brushes. Page (1811 at Albany-1885 on Staten Island) was considered to be the most important fine...  more
26 Undated [1873] American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Rumford Medal. J.AM.1 CH BR PF $9,000.00
Undated [1873] American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Rumford Medal. J.AM.1,  Neuzil 55. Gold....
Neuzil 55. Gold. 65.1 mm. 8.0 - 8.7 mm. thick. 7,092.3 gns. (458.9 gms.). By Moritz Furst. Choice Brilliant Proof. Lovely, bright yellow gold color, matte devices, mirror fields. Awarded to Lewis M. Rutherford. The obverse shows Furst's bust of Count Rumford facing left. The reverse bears the award inscription, naming the medal the ''Rumford Medal for Discoveries in Light or Heat.'' In 1796,...  more
27 Undated [ca. 1850-57] Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society Medal. J.AM.24. Silver CH AU $3,750.00
Undated [ca. 1850-57] Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society Medal. J.AM.24. Silver.   63.5 mm. 1,271.3...
63.5 mm. 1,271.3 gns. By Francis N. Mitchell. The Julian plate medal. Choice About Uncirculated. Some hairlines, minor scutter marks, heavily lacquered (not gilt as previously described). Named to the Brewer Plantation for syrup. The front shows symbols of agricultural wealth and trade against an eastern sun, palm to the left and royal crown above, the inscription around recording the society's...  more
28 1850 Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanical Arts Medal. J.AM.31 GEM UNC $450.00
1850 Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanical Arts Medal. J.AM.31.  Silver.  51.1 mm....
Silver. 51.1 mm. 1,037.5 gns. By Edward Stabler. Gem Uncirculated. A gorgeously toned specimen with deeply reflective fields. Awarded to Obediah Hussey on Halloween, October 31, 1850. The obverse shows Justice standing amidst symbols of commerce and industry. The reverse has a wreath around a space for the award inscription. Hussey (1792-1860) obtained a patent for a reaping machine...  more
29 Undated (late 1820's) New England Society for Promotion of Manufactures and Mech GEM BR PF $1,100.00
Undated (late 1820's) New England Society for Promotion of Manufactures and Mech anic Arts Medal....
anic Arts Medal. J.AM.55. Silver. 63.6 mm. 1,719.3 gns. By Christian Gobrecht. Gem Brilliant Proof. A wonderful specimen of this rare medal. Both sides are toned in iridescent rainbow shades over brightly reflective fields. Awarded to Thomas Hurd. The front shows Gobrecht's bust of Archimedes facing right. The complex reverse shows roundels with pictures of a cotton gin, lathe, and...  more
30 Undated (1820's BR PF $700.00
Undated (1820's,  1830's) New England Society for Promotion of Manufactures and Mechanic Arts Medal....
1830's) New England Society for Promotion of Manufactures and Mechanic Arts Medal. J.AM.55. Silver. 63.7 mm. 1,678.6 gns. By Christian Gobrecht. Brilliant Proof. Unawarded. A second specimen of this rare medal. Both sides of this one are toned in pale gray and iridescent blue and gold. The fields are brightly reflective and somewhat mirrorlike in places. There are hairlines and some...  more
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