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The Quaker, Duffield, or Treaty of Easton Medal, 1757

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 British Indian Medal Types George II

The Quaker, Duffield, or Treaty of Easton Medal, 1757. Unsigned. Betts 401, Jamieson figure 8, Julian...The Quaker, Duffield, or Treaty of Easton Medal, 1757. Unsigned. Betts 401, Jamieson figure 8, Julian IP.49, Tancred p.46. Silver. Original, struck over a Spanish American 8 Reales. 43.7mm. 399.2 gns. Bust left of George II; colonist and Indian seated around a council fire passing a peace pipe. Holed for suspension as made. Leaved edge of the undertype. Uncirculated. Surfaces lightly reflective. Lovely, rich steel gray color with iridescent blue and rose highlights. A simply splendid example and to the best of the cataloguer's knowledge the finest known example of the medal. Extremely rare: the cataloguer has records of only 13 of these including the three offered here.

The census of known survivors currently is: (1-3) American Numismatic Society, plated in Money of Pre-Federal America; (4) Winterthur, counterstamped WG over date; (5) Alan Weinberg ex the April 28, 1995 sale by Samuel J. Cottone Auctions (upstate New York), an exceptional specimen; (6) Richard August; (7-8) New England collection; (9) Ken Rendell ex LaRiviere:2007 (at $52,900), plated in The Western Pursuit; (10) April, 2006 Freeman's sale (Philadelphia), a remarkable example (at $90,000 hammer price); (11-13) John J. Ford, Jr. Collection.

Ex William Fox Steinberg, date unrecorded.

Lot # 39 Session 1
Hammer Price: $80,000.00

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