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Limited to: The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 Medals Privately Issued for Presentation to First Peoples
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Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 Medals Privately Issued for Presentation to First Peoples The American Fur Company John Jacob Astor Medals
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182 American Fur Company, John Jacob Astor Indian Medal, n.d. [1832-42]. Silver CH VF $175,000.00
American Fur Company, John Jacob Astor Indian Medal, n.d. [1832-42]. Silver.  Prucha 61, Belden 65....
Prucha 61, Belden 65. Very nice and clean Choice Very Fine. 64.9mm. Rims 3.5 - 3.8mm. thick. 1,719.4 gns. Neatly holed near the top rim without breaking through the edge. Pale silver gray in color on both sides. Fairly evenly worn but without suffering any serious and disfiguring marks. Altogether, quite a remarkable piece. The Finest Example in Silver Owned Privately. Far superior to the...  more
183 American Fur Company, John Jacob Astor Indian Medal, n.d. [1832-42]. Copper CH EF $26,000.00
American Fur Company, John Jacob Astor Indian Medal, n.d. [1832-42]. Copper,  gilt. Prucha 61, Belden...
gilt. Prucha 61, Belden 65. Choice Extremely Fine. From the same dies as the silver medal in the preceding lot. 64.9mm. Rims 4.0 - 4.6mm. thick. 1,732.6 gns. Not holed. Even, rich yelow gold in color on both sides, the gilding barely worn except for the highest points, the color having aged very nicely. A few scattered and shallow marks, some hairlines, but a clean piece with no serious defects....  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 Medals Privately Issued for Presentation to First Peoples The Pierre Chouteau Medals
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184 Pierre Chouteau, Jr.'s George Washington Indian Peace Medal, 1843 VF $15,000.00
Pierre Chouteau, Jr.'s George Washington Indian Peace Medal, 1843.  Obverse signed B. MEAD, D.S. Pewter....
Obverse signed B. MEAD, D.S. Pewter. Prucha 62, Belden 66. 87.6mm. Rims 3.6 - 3.9mm. thick. 2,133.0 gns. Very Fine or slightly better. Pale gray in color on both sides. Holed into the top edge for attachment of a copper suspension (now missing). Very rare: there are probably fewer than 25 of these in all collections. There is one in the Crane Collection (Denver), found in a grave near Missoula,...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 Medals Privately Issued for Presentation to First Peoples Other Privately Issued Medals
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185 George Washington Indian Peace Medal, 1789 F $950.00
George Washington Indian Peace Medal, 1789. White metal. Obverse signed H.K.M. Pr.64, B. plate 22,...
White metal. Obverse signed H.K.M. Pr.64, B. plate 22, III. Fine. 62.7mm. Rims 5.0 - 5.3mm. thick. 1,498.6 gns. Plain edge. Holed, wire loop. Quite rough in appearance, some rim damage on both sides. From the same obverse as the next two but a different reverse. These are said to have been made sometime shortly after the end of the third quarter of the 19th c. This example has a paper...  more
186 George Washington Indian Peace Medal, 1789 CH VF $950.00
George Washington Indian Peace Medal, 1789. White metal. Obverse signed H.K.M. Pr.64, B. plate 22,...
White metal. Obverse signed H.K.M. Pr.64, B. plate 22, III. Choice Very Fine. 62.7mm. Rims 4.8 - 5.0mm. thick. 1,160.9 gns. Reeded edge. Holed, wire loop, red ribbon remnant. Nice, even pale gray on fairly clean surfaces. Light scratches in the right obverse field, name scratched on reverse rim at right. From the same obverse as the preceding, same dies as the next.
187 George Washington Indian Peace Medal, 1789 CH EF $550.00
George Washington Indian Peace Medal, 1789. Aluminum. Obverse signed H.K.M. Pr.64, B. plate 22, III....
Aluminum. Obverse signed H.K.M. Pr.64, B. plate 22, III. Choice Extremely Fine. 62.5mm. Rims 5.9 - 6.3mm. thick. 592.6 gns. Plain edge. Not holed. Bright silver gray with minimal signs of handling. From the same obverse as the preceding two, same reverse as the immediately preceding.
188 Edward Knox Elder Osage Medal, 1911. Silver CH PF $5,500.00
Edward Knox Elder Osage Medal, 1911. Silver. 38.1mm. 363.3 gns. Bust of Osage Wah-She-Ha; crossed...
38.1mm. 363.3 gns. Bust of Osage Wah-She-Ha; crossed pipe and hatchet above clasped hands, inscriptions around. Choice Proof. Nicely toned. Holed as usual. Elder was a trader in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, seat of the Osage nation. He is said to have made a few (five?) medals in silver for presentation to the major Osage leaders and others in German silver (25?), brass (25?), copper (15?), and...  more
189 Tammany Medal (see below) $125.00
Tammany Medal. Undated. Uniface. Lead. Irregular outline and mis-struck. 43.1mm. Two standing figures,...
Undated. Uniface. Lead. Irregular outline and mis-struck. 43.1mm. Two standing figures, native with pipe in cloud of tobacco smoke on left, European with Jacobean era tall hat on right, the pair shaking hands. Legend around indistinct. Only OCT 10 of exergual legend legible. Plain edge. From F.C.C. Boyd who also couldn't identify it.
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