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John Tyler Indian Peace Medal, 1841. Silver. First Size. First Reverse. J.IP.21

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 John Tyler Presidency
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John Tyler Indian Peace Medal, 1841. Silver. First Size. First Reverse. J.IP.21,  Pr.45, B.35. Fine....John Tyler Indian Peace Medal, 1841. Silver. First Size. First Reverse. J.IP.21, Pr.45, B.35. Fine. 75.5mm. Rims 4.2 - 4.5mm thick. 2,504.6 gns. Medium silver gray on both sides, the color nearly uniform. Holed at the top; no loop. Obverse engraved in left and right fields in a fairly neat script hand TECUMSEH-JONES CHIEF OTTAWA KANS. INDIAN TRIBE 1866. This size is known in silver originals and matte silver, copper and aluminum restrikes. All Tyler medals are rare. There was a first size VF medal in Bowers' sale of September, 1986 and the 1990 Schenkel sale specimen was VF. An original in this size was missing from both the Garrett and Dreyfuss collections. The 76mm size was restruck in matte silver in the 1940's for Ed Rice.

Carlson's research yielded only 5 auction records for a silver 76mm Tyler. The aluminum specimen was in Stack's 2000 Americana auction. The inscription on this piece is probably spurious. John Tauy ''Tecumseh'' Jones (1800-1879) was part Chippewa and part white. He worked as both interpreter and a Baptist minister at the trading post at the site of what later became Ottawa City. In 1841 he was just starting his career, not becoming prominent until after 1855 and the death of Jotham Meeker, minister to the Ottawa. Prior to the Civil War Jones worked with abolitionist John Brown. Jones is buried in the Ottawa Cemetery in Franklin County, Kansas.

Ex lot 763 (plated) of Charles H. Fisher's sale of March 14, 1936 held at 922 Guardian Building in Cleveland, Ohio, F.C.C. Boyd Estate.

Lot # 136 Session 1
Hammer Price: $16,000.00

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