1825 John Quincy Adams Indian Peace Medal. Silver. First Size. Julian IP-11, Prucha-42. Extremely Fine. 75.6 mm. 2508.8 grains. Pierced for suspension at 12 oclock, as issued. A particularly choice example with lovely gray surfaces accented by faint gold and pale blue toning in the fields. Though this is clearly an issued and worn medal, evidence of same is limited to many tiny marks over both sides, a few microscopic thin scratches and a couple of tiny rim marks. There are no marks serious enough to warrant specific mention, which is a bit unusual for these large medals. As a result, this is unusually nice looking, and it retains superb sharpness through the finer details. It was struck at least three times, and faint outlines from these multiple impressions are visible around some of the letters on both sides. A single distinct collar mark is noted on the edge at 6 oclock. It would appeal both to purist Peace medal collectors who seek medals that were used by Native Americans, but also to collectors more concerned with U.S. Mint medals or early American medallic art in general, who might be more sensitive to state of preservation and aesthetic concerns.</p><p>One of 22 such medals known to the present writer, though nine of these are held in institutional collections. This is the finest one we have handled since our October 2006 Ford XVI sale.</p> Ex F.C.C. Boyd Collection; John J. Ford, Jr.; our (Stacks) sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVIII, May 2007, lot 81; Sothebys sale of May 2018, lot 189; our sale of October 2018, lot 29.