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Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal, 1849. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP

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 Zachary Taylor Presidency
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Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal, 1849. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP. 29, Pr.47, B.43....Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal, 1849. Silver. Third Size. First Reverse. J.IP. 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, obverse rust free, earlier states than seen on the preceding. This size is known in silver originals and copper restrikes. It is intriguing to note that while this piece was clearly struck before the lighter one in the preceding lot, its weight and thickness are close to those seen on the Bridge Collection restrike. It is quite likely that we are just at the beginning stages of real scientific and historical numismatic study of Indian Peace Medals.

Ex F.C.C. Boyd Estate.

Lot # 145 Session 1
Hammer Price: $14,000.00

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