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Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal, 1801. Silver. First Size. J.IP.2, Pr.38, B

From Stack's October 2006 New York Auction, Session 1 on Oct 17, 2006

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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 Thomas Jefferson Presidency
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Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal, 1801. Silver. First Size. J.IP.2, Pr.38, B. 15. Choice Very Fine....Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal, 1801. Silver. First Size. J.IP.2, Pr.38, B. 15. Choice Very Fine. 101.3mm. Rims 6.4 - 6.7mm thick. 2,356.5 gns. Very dark on the front and back, lighter on the rims and edge, the surfaces with a thin oxidation product ''skin'' from long burial. With original hanger and loop. The surfaces are very clean and mark-free with no obvious scratches or signs of damage or careless mishandling. There are no accurate rarity estimates for any of the three sizes of the Jefferson medal. Numbers originally made were higher than commonly believed and large size Jeffersom medals were still being made and distributed to Native Americans long after Jefferson's presidency had ended. Numbers surviving are unknown but probably represent less than half. The largest size Jefferson, an imposing piece of work in almost any grade, is the ''commonest'' of the three, but is still very rare. This medal is also known in copper shells (ANS) and solid silver (referred to by Julian but not seen by the cataloguer, clearly a restrike if it exists) and pewter (ANS) but of later date. These dies are still in the Mint.

Ex F.C.C. Boyd Estate.

Lot # 107 Session 1
Hammer Price: $165,000.00

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