Undated (ca. 1867) Andrew Jackson / The Stern Old Soldier medal. By J.A. Bolen. Silver. Thick Planchet. Musante JAB-27. MS-64 (PCGS). 25.2 mm. 15.1 grams. A few hairlines somewhat blend in with the natural fine die polishing lines which, according to Musante, identify the earliest strikes in general. Thick planchets like this one are also believed to point to an original by Bolen. Rich silver gray with delightful gold, pale green and blue iridescence on both sides. Well-struck on the thick planchet with sharp wire rims. A choice example and a very rare piece, as just about all silver strikes in this series are. Just two originals were reported struck in silver, while the AJN reported three. No restrikes by J.W. Kline are mentioned by Musante. A lovely example of this rarity that neither ANS or MHS own in silver. From the Q. David Bowers Collection; our sale of January 2011, lot 6622.