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1862 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace medal. Julian IP-39. Bronze, 62 mm. Choice Mint State. A beautiful example of this most popular entry in the U.S. Mint Indian Peace medal series. Finely bronzed, but showing smooth reflective surfaces rather than the somewhat matte like deep mahogany surfaces commonly seen on this issue. Well struck, showing full detail on the highest relief of Lincoln's portrait rather than the flat spot occasionally present at central obverse on this type. This evocative reverse, used for Lincoln and Buchanan, shows Native American youths playing baseball while an older male in a war bonnet drives a plow -- a caricature of frontier life for Anglo-Americans with an ignorant idea of Native life applied to it. Around the periphery, a scalping scene continues the tone-deaf contrast between "typical" Native life and a life of assimilation. Awarded silver Lincoln Indian Peace medals bring tens of thousands of dollars, more than other Presidential Indian Peace medal types that are perhaps scarcer, by virtue of their connection to Lincoln and this distinctive reverse scene. Bronze ones like this one, struck in the 19th century for collectors, also bring a premium over over other Presidential types and are rarely found in choice condition. Aside from a little spot near Lincoln's beard, this one is about as nice as could be hoped for. It presents very well and showcases its design ideally.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 14021

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1862 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace medal. Julian IP-39. Bronze, 62 mm. Choice Mint State. A beautiful example of this most popular entry in the U.S. Mint Indian Peace medal series. Finely bronzed, but showing smooth reflective surfaces rather than the somewhat matte like deep mahogany surfaces commonly seen on this issue. Well struck, showing full detail on the highest relief of Lincoln's portrait rather than the flat spot occasionally present at central obverse on this type. This evocative reverse, used for Lincoln and Buchanan, shows Native American youths playing baseball while an older male in a war bonnet drives a plow -- a caricature of frontier life for Anglo-Americans with an ignorant idea of Native life applied to it. Around the periphery, a scalping scene continues the tone-deaf contrast between "typical" Native life and a life of assimilation. Awarded silver Lincoln Indian Peace medals bring tens of thousands of dollars, more than other Presidential Indian Peace medal types that are perhaps scarcer, by virtue of their connection to Lincoln and this distinctive reverse scene. Bronze ones like this one, struck in the 19th century for collectors, also bring a premium over over other Presidential types and are rarely found in choice condition. Aside from a little spot near Lincoln's beard, this one is about as nice as could be hoped for. It presents very well and showcases its design ideally.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 14021

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