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Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 United States Medals Silver Indian Peace Medals Struck by the United States Mint The Indian Peace Medals of the John Tyler Presidency
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
137 John Tyler Indian Peace Medal, 1841. Silver. Middle Size. First Reverse. J.IP.22 AU $19,000.00
John Tyler Indian Peace Medal, 1841. Silver. Middle Size. First Reverse. J.IP.22,  Pr.45, B.36. About...
Pr.45, B.36. About Uncirculated. 62.3mm. Rims 3.6 - 3.8mm thick. 1,539.2 gns. A lovely specimen. Both sides are a nice, medium silver gray in color. There are faint traces of iridescent toning around some of the protected areas. The fields are brightly reflective. Neatly holed at the top; plain round loop. Minor handling marks, shallow obverse rim bruise at left only. This size is...  more
138 John Tyler Indian Peace Medal, 1841. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP.23 EF $17,000.00
John Tyler Indian Peace Medal, 1841. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP.23,  Pr.45, B.37. Extremely...
Pr.45, B.37. Extremely Fine. 50.7mm. Rims 3.3 - 3.5mm thick. 931.8 gns. A high grade example of this very rare size. The obverse and reverse are both pale silver gray in color. There is still some residual reflectivity in the fields. Neatly holed at the top; plain round loop, broken and crushed. This style loop, seen also on the Van Burens, may be the original type issued with the...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 United States Medals Silver Indian Peace Medals Struck by the United States Mint The Indian Peace Medals of the James Polk Presidency
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
139 James Polk Indian Peace Medal, 1845. Silver. First Size. First Reverse. J.IP.24 AU $36,000.00
James Polk Indian Peace Medal, 1845. Silver. First Size. First Reverse. J.IP.24,  Pr.46, B.38. About...
Pr.46, B.38. About Uncirculated. 75.6mm. Rims 4.5 - 5.0mm thick. 2,525.9 gns. A remarkable example. Both sides are deep gray around the rims, lighter gray towards the centers, with iridescent rose and blue toning in the fields. The surfaces are brightly reflective and semi-prooflike. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. Minor handling marks, flan flaws in the upper left obverse field. Very...  more
140 James Polk Indian Peace Medal, 1845. Silver. Middle Size. First Reverse. J.IP.25 AU $22,000.00
James Polk Indian Peace Medal, 1845. Silver. Middle Size. First Reverse. J.IP.25,  Pr.46, B.39. About...
Pr.46, B.39. About Uncirculated. 62.4mm. Rims 3.6 - 3.8mm thick. 1,427.5 gns. An exceptional specimen. Nice, rich satiny smooth pearl grey in color on both sides, the obverse a shade darker than the back, with light blue iridescence. Both surfaces are brightly reflective. Neatly holed at the top; hanger missing, old wire loop. Minor handling marks especially for a middle size medal. Patch...  more
141 James Polk Indian Peace Medal, 1845. Silver. Middle Size. First Reverse. J.IP.25 CH EF to AU $28,000.00
James Polk Indian Peace Medal, 1845. Silver. Middle Size. First Reverse. J.IP.25,  Pr.46, B.39. Choice...
Pr.46, B.39. Choice Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated. 62.4mm. Rims 3.7 - 4.0mm thick. 1,406.8 gns. Another outstanding example of this very rare medal, one of just 17 that escaped the Mint's melting pots. Both sides are deep gray in color, a shade near charcoal. The surfaces are brightly reflective. Neatly holed at the top; original loop. Like the preceding, only minor handling...  more
142 James Polk Indian Peace Medal, 1845. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP.26 EF $18,000.00
James Polk Indian Peace Medal, 1845. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP.26,  Pr.46, B.40. Extremely...
Pr.46, B.40. Extremely Fine. 50.9mm. Rims 3.5 - 3.8mm thick. 934.7 gns. A remarkable example of an extremely rare Indian Peace medal, one of the rarest in the entire series. Only six of these originals were not melted in 1849. Both sides are toned in deep silver gray with light blue and rose iridescence. The surfaces still show considerable original bright reflectivity. Neatly holed...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 United States Medals Silver Indian Peace Medals Struck by the United States Mint The Indian Peace Medals of the Zachary Taylor Presidency
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
143 Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal, 1849. Silver. First Size. Second Reverse. J AU $26,000.00
Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal, 1849. Silver. First Size. Second Reverse. J. IP.27, Pr.47, B.41....
IP.27, Pr.47, B.41. About Uncirculated. 75.6mm. Rims 4.6 - 4.9mm thick. 2,270.0 gns. Fairly even medium gray in color on both sides with lovely russet, gold, and pale blue iridescence. Holed at the top; no loop. The fields are brightly reflective and semi-prooflike. Some light abrasions, pin scratches around the hole. This size is known in silver originals with the 1846 reverse, copper...  more
144 Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal, 1849. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP VF $16,000.00
Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal, 1849. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP. 29, Pr.47, B.43....
29, Pr.47, B.43. Very Fine. 51.0mm. Rims uniform 3.7mm thick. 996.3 gns. A very rare size with only 17 (some say 18) originals believed to have escaped melting at the Mint following Taylor's death in 1850. The obverse and reverse are both toned in deep gray with some light blue iridescence. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. Reverse rim bruise at left. Very extensive die rust on the...  more
145 Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal, 1849. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP VF $14,000.00
Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal, 1849. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP. 29, Pr.47, B.43....
29, Pr.47, B.43. Very Fine. 51.1 mm. Rims 3.7 - 3.8 mm thick. 1,071.7 gns. A second example of a very rare size with only 17 (some say 18) originals believed to have escaped melting at the Mint following Taylor's death in 1850. The obverse and reverse of this one are lighter gray with some pale blue iridescence. Once cleaned. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. Reverse rusted at top,...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 United States Medals Silver Indian Peace Medals Struck by the United States Mint The Indian Peace Medals of the Millard Fillmore Presidency
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
146 Millard Fillmore Indian Peace Medal, 1850. Silver. First Size. J.IP.30, Pr.48, B CH EF $28,000.00
Millard Fillmore Indian Peace Medal, 1850. Silver. First Size. J.IP.30, Pr.48, B. 46. Choice Extremely...
46. Choice Extremely Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS; reverse signed J.WILLSON. 75.8mm. Rims 4.4 - 4.6mm thick. 2,161.2 gns. Nice satiny gray in color on both sides with iridescent russet and pale blue toning. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. The surfaces are brightly reflective and semi-prooflike. Any handling marks are essentially trivial. A remarkable example. This size is known in...  more
147 Millard Fillmore Indian Peace Medal, 1850. Silver. First Size. J.IP.30, Pr.48, B VF $9,000.00
Millard Fillmore Indian Peace Medal, 1850. Silver. First Size. J.IP.30, Pr.48, B. 46. Very Fine. ...
46. Very Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS. 75.9mm. Rims 4.1 - 4.3mm thick. 1,984.6 gns. Light gray in color on both sides. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. Once cleaned. Designer's name effaced from the base of the reverse, TREATY hand engraved in its place. Obverse grafitti: war bonnet feathers along the back of Fillmore's head, lightning bolts issuing from his nose, cruder bow and arrow...  more
148 Millard Fillmore Indian Peace Medal, 1850. Silver. First Size. J.IP.30, Pr.48, B VF $10,000.00
Millard Fillmore Indian Peace Medal, 1850. Silver. First Size. J.IP.30, Pr.48, B. 46. Very Fine. ...
46. Very Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS; reverse signed J.WILLSON. 75.9mm. Rims 4.3 - 4.6mm thick. 2,231.0 gns. Pale silver gray in color. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. Once cleaned. Heavily nicked on both sides, scratched, some light tooling, clearly an awarded medal. Obverse triple struck.
149 Millard Fillmore Indian Peace Medal, 1850. Silver. Middle Size. J.IP.31, Pr.48 EF $11,000.00
Millard Fillmore Indian Peace Medal, 1850. Silver. Middle Size. J.IP.31, Pr.48,  B.47. Extremely Fine....
B.47. Extremely Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS; reverse signed J.WILLSON. 63.2mm. Rims 3.8 - 4.6mm thick. 1,602.8 gns. Both sides are pale silver in color. There is considerable original reflectivity on the surfaces despite having been cleaned. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. This size is known in silver originals and copper restrikes. This medal seems to appear with some regularity...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 United States Medals Silver Indian Peace Medals Struck by the United States Mint The Indian Peace Medals of the Franklin Pierce Presidency
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
150 Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. First Size AU $28,000.00
Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. First Size.  Original Large Date obverse. J.IP.32,...
Original Large Date obverse. J.IP.32, Pr.49, B.48. About Uncirculated. Obverse signed S.ELLIS; reverse signed J.WILLSON. 76.2mm. Rims 4.6 - 5.0mm thick. 2,355.5 gns. Light silver gray in color on both sides with rose and pale blue iridescence. Obverse and reverse fields brightly reflective and semi-prooflike in places. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. Rim dent and nick on the obverse at...  more
151 Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. First Size VF to EF $14,000.00
Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. First Size.  Original Large Date obverse. J.IP.32,...
Original Large Date obverse. J.IP.32, Pr.49, B.48. Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS; reverse signed J.WILLSON. 76.2mm. Rims 4.7 - 5.1mm thick. 2,530.8 gns. Very deep, almost dark toning on both sides. Neatly holed at the top; twisted wire replacement loop. Somewhat reflective surfaces. Unusually, struck on a flan that almost appears to have been cast as made, notice...  more
152 Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. First Size VF $11,000.00
Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. First Size.  Original Large Date obverse. J.IP.32,...
Original Large Date obverse. J.IP.32, Pr.49, B.48. Very Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS; reverse signed J.WILLSON. 76.0mm. Rims 4.6 - 4.8mm thick. 2,390.1 gns. Deep silver gray in color on both sides. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. Usual handling marks for one of these big medals, noticeable edge and rim dent at the top of the obverse.
153 Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.33, Pr.49, B VF $11,000.00
Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.33, Pr.49, B. 49. Very Fine. ...
49. Very Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS; reverse signed J.WILLSON. 63.3mm. Rims 4.0 - 4.5mm thick. 1,615.3 gns. (ensuite). Deep silver gray in color on both sides. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. Minor handling marks. Accompanied by a red and white ribbon ensemble to suspend the medal from the neck, the white imprinted in fraktur 1853 TREATY WITH CHIPPEWA INDIANS. The closest the cataloguer...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 United States Medals Silver Indian Peace Medals Struck by the United States Mint The Indian Peace Medals of the James Buchanan Presidency
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
154 James Buchanan Indian Peace Medal, 1857. Silver. First Size. J.IP.34, Pr.50, B VF to EF $15,000.00
James Buchanan Indian Peace Medal, 1857. Silver. First Size. J.IP.34, Pr.50, B. 50. Very Fine to Extremely...
50. Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS.SC; reverse signed J.WILLSON. DEL & SC. 75.7mm. Rims 4.6 - 4.9mm thick. 2,737.6 gns. Light silver gray on both sides with deep russet and gold around the protected areas and the rims. Neatly holed at the top; replacement wire loop. Fields extensively tooled on the front probably to remove an inscription. Cleaned but some toning...  more
155 James Buchanan Indian Peace Medal, 1857. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.35, Pr.50, B F to VF $13,500.00
James Buchanan Indian Peace Medal, 1857. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.35, Pr.50, B. 51. Fine to Very...
51. Fine to Very Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS.SC; reverse signed J.WILLSON. DEL & SC. 62.6mm. Rims 3.4 - 3.8mm thick. 1,535.5 gns. Medium silver gray in color on both sides making a decent looking medal with good eye appeal. Neatly holed at the top; twisted wire replacement loop. Minor handling marks commensurate with wear. This size is known in silver originals; none seem to have been...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 United States Medals Silver Indian Peace Medals Struck by the United States Mint The Indian Peace Medals of the Abraham Lincoln Presidency
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
156 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B CH AU $30,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B. 53. Choice About...
53. Choice About Uncirculated. Prooflike. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse unsigned. 75.7mm. Rims 4.9 - 5.3mm thick. 2,644.1 gns. A magnificent specimen. The obverse is very deeply toned in dark gray with iridescent rose and russet highlights; the reverse is lighter gray in color and has deep russet and blue iridescence. The medal was obviously stored reverse down in a collection...  more
157 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B AU $19,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B. 53. About Uncirculated....
53. About Uncirculated. Prooflike. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse unsigned. 75.7mm. Rims 4.8 - 5.2mm thick. 2,627.5 gns. Another lovely large size Lincoln medal. Both sides are evenly toned in a rich steel gray. The fields are brightly reflective and nearly fully prooflike. Holed; no loop. There are some minor rim bruises, light hairlines, and a scratch in the left obverse...  more
158 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B AU $17,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B. 53. About Uncirculated....
53. About Uncirculated. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse unsigned. 75.7mm. Rims 4.9 - 5.2mm thick. 2,641.9 gns. A third exceptionally high grade large size Lincoln. This one is toned in medium gray on both sides and has light blue and rose iridescence. The fields are brightly reflective and semi-prooflike. Holed; original loop. Light hairline scratches on both sides, some...  more
159 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B CH EF $17,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B. 53. Choice Extremely...
53. Choice Extremely Fine. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse unsigned. 75.7mm. Rims 5.0 - 5.3mm thick. 2,626.5 gns. The obverse is a somewhat mottled combination of medium and deep gray while the back is a more even medium gray in color. Like the first of these large size Lincolns this one was also probably stored face up in a collection tray. There are hints of light rose...  more
160 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B VF $13,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B. 53. Very Fine.  Obverse...
53. Very Fine. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse unsigned. 75.7mm. Rims 4.7 - 5.0mm thick. 2,605.4 gns. Both sides are light silver gray in color from an old, harsh cleaning. Holed; bent replacement loop. Obverse rim dent, many reverse rim dents, handling marks both sides, clearly a presented medal.
161 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B VG $14,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B. 53. Very Good.  Obverse...
53. Very Good. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse unsigned. 75.7mm. Rims 4.2 - 4.6mm thick. 2,578.1 gns. Good, rich deep gray color with some light iridescence. Holed; no loop. A very clean medal, clearly an awarded piece that was carefully worn.
162 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B VF $3,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. First Size. J.IP.38, Pr.51, B. 53. Very Fine.  Obverse...
53. Very Fine. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse unsigned. 76.0mm. Rims 5.3 - 5.5mm thick. 3,099.9 gns. Even pearly gray color on an extraordinary heavy weight flan with atypical rounded rims that has been given a matte finish. This is clearly a struck silver restrike done at the Mint from the original dies (unsigned reverse, as noted) for a client, probably early in the past...  more
163 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.39, Pr.51, B CH AU $20,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.39, Pr.51, B. 54. Choice About...
54. Choice About Uncirculated. Prooflike. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse signed J. WILLSON. DEL. & SC. 62.8mm. Rims 4.0 - 4.4mm thick. 1,444.7 gns. A lovely example. The obverse is deeply toned in medium gray and iridescent blue and rose; the reverse is a spectacular iridescent russet with blue and rose around the rim. The fields are bright and reflective. Holed; original loop....  more
164 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.39, Pr.51, B EF $13,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.39, Pr.51, B. 54. Extremely Fine....
54. Extremely Fine. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse signed J. WILLSON. DEL. & SC. 62.7mm. Rims 4.0 - 4.4mm thick. 1,440.4 gns. Both sides of this example are toned in medium silver gray with some light russet rose and blue iridescence. The fields still show some of their original reflectivity. Holed; original loop. There is a minor obverse rim dent and some evidence of light...  more
165 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.39, Pr.51, B F to VF $7,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.39, Pr.51, B. 54. Fine to Very...
54. Fine to Very Fine. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse signed J. WILLSON. DEL. & SC. 62.7mm. Rims 3.8 - 4.2mm thick. 1,433.3 gns. Light silver gray in color with signs of light polishing. Holed; replacement loop. Given its appearance this was clearly a presented medal that has seen some use.
166 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.39, Pr.51, B F to VF $8,000.00
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, 1862. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.39, Pr.51, B. 54. Fine to Very...
54. Fine to Very Fine. Obverse signed S. ELLIS. DEL. SC.; reverse signed J. WILLSON. DEL. & SC. 62.6mm. Rims 3.7 - 4.0mm thick. 1,410.3 gns. Pale silver gray in color. Holed; bent but probably original loop. Obverse scratched, hole enlarged, another example of a presented medal.
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