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John Tyler Indian Peace Medal, 1841. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP.23

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

John Tyler Indian Peace Medal, 1841. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP.23,  Pr.45, B.37. Extremely...John Tyler Indian Peace Medal, 1841. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP.23, 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 medal. Minor handling marks, noticeable reverse rim bruise at lower right. This size is known in silver originals and restrikes and copper restrikes. This may be the rarest of the three Tyler sizes.

The cataloguer knows of only two somewhat recent auction records of a silver 51mm Tyler medal, the 1933 Senter Sale piece that is now in the ANS and the Presidential 54th to Stack's 2003 Americana sale specimen. There was none in the Garrett, Dreyfuss, Kessler-Spangenberger, Schenkel, or LaRiviere sales. Carlson's research yielded only three auction records for a silver 51mm Tyler. The Bridge Collection example (lot 1059) was described by J.P. Martin of ANAAB as ''While staff feels [this is] most probably genuine, consultants have suggested caution in certifying these as they would create an undocumented precedent. More research would be required to certify them.'' That work still has not been started.

Ex Wayte Raymond Estate.

Lot # 138 Session 1
Hammer Price: $17,000.00

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