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Famous 1863 Stonewall Jackson Medal by Caque

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1863 Lt. Gen T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson medal. Tin, 50 mm. Choice Extremely Fine. A handsome example of this most famous medal associated with the Confederate States of America. Struck in Paris before the end of the Civil War from dies by Armand Caque, this medal was apparently funded by Confederate subscriptions and appeared in Richmond in 1865. Most known today come from a hoard found in Savannah in 1894, which was dispersed by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Confederate Veterans of America "to be sold for the benefit of disabled Confederate veterans," according to 1894 advertisements in Confederate Veteran magazine. All known examples are tin (sometimes called white metal), though examples are occasionally seen copper-plated. Most specimens are cleaned or hairlines, and a good proportion show significant corrosion or tin pest. This piece is well preserved, showing evidence of an apparently temporary gilding that remains in only a few protected areas and part of the edge. The surfaces are only lightly toned, with some lustre remaining and only minor scattered marks. A little tin pest is seen on the edge, but obverse and reverse are remarkably free of it. Ranked number 74 among the 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, this has become a very popular medal, one of the few original Confederate-era numismatic items that can be collected by non-millionaires.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 50016

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1863 Lt. Gen T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson medal. Tin, 50 mm. Choice Extremely Fine. A handsome example of this most famous medal associated with the Confederate States of America. Struck in Paris before the end of the Civil War from dies by Armand Caque, this medal was apparently funded by Confederate subscriptions and appeared in Richmond in 1865. Most known today come from a hoard found in Savannah in 1894, which was dispersed by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Confederate Veterans of America "to be sold for the benefit of disabled Confederate veterans," according to 1894 advertisements in Confederate Veteran magazine. All known examples are tin (sometimes called white metal), though examples are occasionally seen copper-plated. Most specimens are cleaned or hairlines, and a good proportion show significant corrosion or tin pest. This piece is well preserved, showing evidence of an apparently temporary gilding that remains in only a few protected areas and part of the edge. The surfaces are only lightly toned, with some lustre remaining and only minor scattered marks. A little tin pest is seen on the edge, but obverse and reverse are remarkably free of it. Ranked number 74 among the 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, this has become a very popular medal, one of the few original Confederate-era numismatic items that can be collected by non-millionaires.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 50016

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