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Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.33, Pr.49, 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 Franklin Pierce Presidency

Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.33, Pr.49, B. 49. Very Fine. ...Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, 1853. Silver. Second Size. J.IP.33, Pr.49, B. 49. Very Fine. Obverse signed S.ELLIS; reverse signed J.WILLSON. 63.3mm. Rims 4.0 - 4.5mm thick. 1,615.3 gns. (ensuite). Deep silver gray in color on both sides. Neatly holed at the top; no loop. Minor handling marks. Accompanied by a red and white ribbon ensemble to suspend the medal from the neck, the white imprinted in fraktur 1853 TREATY WITH CHIPPEWA INDIANS. The closest the cataloguer can come to identifying this treaty is the one of the following year between the Fond du Lac band of Chippewa and the U.S. government. The inscription on the ribbon may not refer at all to a real treaty, rather, drawing its date from that on the medal and assuming the medal was a token of a treaty signed that year. This size is known in silver originals and copper restrikes.

Carlson's research yielded only 2 auction records for a silver 62mm Pierce. The cataloguer has records of the sale of six specimens in silver including the Kessler-Spangenberger to Dreyfuss to Schenkel dented VF, a Fine in Presidential's December 5, 1992 sale (lot 290), and an About VF ex Sotheby's (New York) sale of December, 1999.

Ex Frederick G. Weber on June 2, 1980.

Lot # 153 Session 1
Hammer Price: $11,000.00

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