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Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. First Size

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 Franklin Pierce Presidency
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Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. First Size.  Original Large Date obverse. J.IP.32,...Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. First Size. Original Large Date obverse. J.IP.32, Pr.49, B.48. Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS; reverse signed J.WILLSON. 76.2mm. Rims 4.7 - 5.1mm thick. 2,530.8 gns. Very deep, almost dark toning on both sides. Neatly holed at the top; twisted wire replacement loop. Somewhat reflective surfaces. Unusually, struck on a flan that almost appears to have been cast as made, notice the flaw along Pierce's hairline. The first such seen, undoubtedly genuine but the piece is exceptional. Expected handling marks.

Ex F.C.C. Boyd Estate.

Lot # 151 Session 1
Hammer Price: $14,000.00

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