1850 Millard Fillmore Indian Peace Medal. First Size. Bronzed Copper. 75.9 mm, rims 6.6 to 7.5 mm th

1850 Mi

400
1853 Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal. First Size. Second Obverse. Bronzed Copper. 75.7 mm, rims 6

1853 Fr

400
1857 James Buchanan Indian Peace Medal. First Size. Mule with Settler/Indian Reverse. Bronzed Copper

1857 Ja

500
1865 Andrew Johnson Indian Peace Medal. Bronzed Copper. 75.46 mm. By Anthony C. Paquet. Julian IP-40

1865 An

750
1885 Grover Cleveland Indian Peace Medal. Bronzed Copper. 75.4 mm x 59.3 mm. Julian IP-46. Specimen-

1885 Gr

4000
1777 B. Franklin Americain Plaque. Terracotta. 114 mm. By Nini. Betts-247, Greenslet GM-5. Rarity-7.

1777 B.

1000
1790 Manly Medal. Bronze. 47.8 mm. Baker-61B, Musante GW-10. Rarity-6. Extremely Fine.

1790 Ma

2000
1790 (Circa 1858) Washington Manly Medal. Second Obverse. White Metal. 48 mm. Engraved by Samuel Bro

1790 (C

5000
Undated (1790s?) Uniface Soft White Metal Impression of the Unfinished Hancocks Large Eagle George W

Undated

1000
1796 Repub. Ameri Medal. First Obverse. Bronzed Copper. 33.1 mm, rims 3.0 to 3.2 mm thick. Baker-68,

1796 Re

1000
1796 REPUB. AMERI Medal. Bronze. 33 mm. Baker-68, Musante GW-61. Rarity-5. Plain Edge. MS-63 BN (PCG

1796 RE

1500
(Circa 1800) Repub. Ameri Medal. Second Obverse. White Metal. 32.9 mm, rims 2.6 to 2.9 mm thick. Bak

(Circa

900
1800 Washington Hero of Freedom Medal. Struck over a 1797 Great Britain Twopence. Bronze. 38 mm. By

1800 Wa

1750
1800 Washington Hero of Freedom Medal. Bronze. 38.4 mm. By Obidiah Westwood. Baker-79B, Musante GW-8

1800 Wa

900
1799 (Circa 1800) Westwood Medal. Fire-Gilt Bronze. 40.6 mm. Baker-80B, Musante GW-83. About Uncircu

1799 (C

1500
1841 John Tyler Indian Peace Medal. Second Size. Second Reverse. Bronzed Copper. 62.3 mm, rims 5.4 t

1841 Jo

400
1841 John Tyler Indian Peace Medal. First Size. Second Reverse. Bronzed Copper. 75.6 mm, rims 6.3 to

1841 Jo

450
1841 John Tyler Indian Peace Medal. First Size. Second Reverse. Bronzed Copper. 75.6 mm, rims 6.5 to

1841 Jo

450
1837 Martin Van Buren Indian Peace Medal. Third Size. First Reverse. Bronzed Copper. 51 mm. By Morit

1837 Ma

500
1837 Martin Van Buren Indian Peace Medal. First Size. Second Reverse. Bronzed Copper. 76 mm, rims 5.

1837 Ma

350
1829 Andrew Jackson Indian Peace Medal. Second Size. Second Reverse. Bronzed Copper. 62.2 mm. By Mor

1829 An

500
1829 Andrew Jackson Indian Peace Medal. First Size. Silver. 75.4 mm, 3.7-3.9 mm thick. 150.8 grams.

1829 An

12000
1801 Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal. First Size. Bronze. 52 mm. Julian IP-4. MS-64 BN (NGC).

1801 Th

2500
1801 Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal. First Size. Mint Copy Obverse and Reverse Dies. Bronzed Co

1801 Th

5000
1901 Calgary Assembly Medal. Silver. 64.4 mm. 94.4 grams. By F.W. Ellis Co. Jamieson-39. Proof, Clea

1901 Ca

3000
1821 George IV Coronation Medal. Bronzed Copper. 69.3 mm. By Rundell Bridge & Rundell. Jamieson-27,

1821 Ge

750
Undated (Circa 1812) George III Indian Peace Medal. Large Size. Solid Silver. 77 mm. 90.8 grams. Ada

Undated

7500
1854 Rescue of Martin Koszta/Commander Duncan Ingraham Medal. Original Large Size. Bronzed Copper. 1

1854 Re

600
1854 Rescue of Martin Koszta/Commander Duncan Ingraham Medal. Original Large Size. Bronzed Copper. 1

1854 Re

1000
1846 The Mexican War / Loss of the Somers. Silver. 58 mm. By Charles Cushing Wright. Julian NA-24. U

1846 Th

1000

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拍卖专场 SBP2017年3月巴尔地摩-美国钱币#1 拍卖公司 SBP
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拍品描述 1845年詹姆斯K大型银章 近未流通。1845 James K. Polk Indian Peace Medal. Large Size. Silver. Julian IP-24. 75.6 mm, 2515.5 grains. Choice Very Fine.;Pleasing medium silver gray on the obverse with faint tints of olive brown mottled through the fields. Deep blue-gray patina thinly outlines the central motif, with similar accents through the legend.

The reverse is slightly lighter gray with traces of pale blue and violet visible when turned in the light. The surfaces exhibit scattered fine nicks and abrasions including a couple of small rim nicks and a light scratch left of the bust. A gentle edge bump may also be seen near 3:00, relative to the obverse. None of these marks is unusual for such a medal, in fact, they lend a bit of desirability as they are evidence that this piece was actually awarded and worn by the recipient, as intended. This said, many such pieces are found in rough condition, while this one shows no serious imperfections and is quite attractive overall.<p>All James Polk Peace Medals are rare. While a total of 260 medals were struck for this administration (counting all three sizes combined), the vast majority were returned to the Mint in December 1849 and melted. Just 11 examples of this very desirable large-format version were either awarded or saved, as 49 of the 60 struck were among those melted. Similarly, all but 17 of the second size medals and all but six of the small-size versions were melted. With so few examples issued, it is not surprising that Polk medals appear so infrequently. In fact, this is the first large-size one we have seen in a decade, the last being the lovely John J. Ford, Jr. example that brought $41,400 in October 2006.

That piece does not seem to have been issued, however, whereas this one clearly served its intended purpose. Close inspection of the reverse reveals "TEX" cut into the arm of the Native American clasped hand. Most likely this is a clue as to the original recipient of this medal, but we have unfortunately not been able to ascertain the identity. <p>The medal came into the care of the present owners family around 1915. Our consignors father had business associations with Ft. Sill, near Lawton, Oklahoma around that time, and was recognized as such by General Pershing, by way of a personal letter. It is unknown how the medal was acquired, but the time and place make for an interesting part of the story of this newly discovered example, offered here for the first time.