1789 (ca. 1890) George Washington Private Indian Peace Medal. White Metal. 63 mm. Prucha-64, Baker-173N. Plain Edge. Medal Turn. Choice Very Fine.Holed for suspension at 12 oclock. An example that was clearly worn, but gently so as there are really no serious nicks or marks visible without magnification. Smooth pewter gray with darker gray patina around the peripheries and outlining the design features. Scattered light marks and scratches are present and will be seen upon close inspection. Curiously, three numeric digits have been scratched above the date, 143. A thin die crack from the rim near 4 oclock on reverse, through the final star to the wreath. A handsome piece, one that most likely decorated the chest of a Native American who lived near Nebraska at the turn of the 20th century, and with a provenance to the cabinet of Lucien LaRiviere, a collector known for his eye for lovely quality.From the collection of Jochen Zeitz. Earlier from Sothebys sale of June 1992, lot 161; our (Bowers and Merenas) sale of the Lucien LaRiviere Collection, November 1999, lot 3113; our sale of the Charles A. Wharton Collection, August 2013, lot 1073.