1862 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal. Silver. Medium Size. 62.1 mm. 1416.6 grains. Julian IP-39, Prucha-51. Very Fine.Neatly pierced for suspension at 12:00. A most pleasing example of this fairly rare medal from one of the most desired American administrations. Light hairlines and some trivial nicks are noted on the obverse, while the reverse exhibits a thin scratch in the field. Many of these medals were hard worn and are found today with numerous heavy marks, but this one is a delightful exception. Lovely medium gray silver with some deeper patina outlining the devices and close to the rims. One small bump just above the suspension hole. An apparent museum number is on the edge in India ink. At the time of our Ford Collection Sale, Part #16, there were just about 10 examples of this second size Lincoln medal recorded, including this one which the cataloger specified in the Ford sale description (under lot 163) as a very nice VF. The quality here is essentially ideal for an issued piece that was obviously worn for a period of time by its original recipient.From the collection of Jochen Zeitz. Earlier from our January 2013 Americana Sale, Lot 10155.