Dick Johnson passed along these two recently sold auction lots. Thanks. -Editor
1857 Silver James Buchanan Indian Peace Medal
1857 President James Buchanan Indian Peace Medal, 62 mm. Small Size. Struck in Silver. Extremely Rare. Fine to Very Fine.
Julian IP-35. Belden-51. Prucha-50. 62 mm. Struck at the United States Mint on behalf of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for distribution to
Indian Chiefs and high officials. This example has seen actual wear and is holed at the top for suspension, as always. Both sides show numerous edge
bumps, appearing quite similar to the piece offered in the 1986 Dreyfuss Sale (which realized $5,060 in that long-ago sale, nearly three decades
Julian indicated that this size may only have been struck in Silver, but since the publication of his "Medals of the United States Mint"
in 1977, a very few Bronze pieces have appeared. In his 1986 supplement, Rich Hartzog could find only seven records of this 62 mm size and Silver
metal combination appearing at auction.
The Indian Peace Medal has a new condition term - RBU - Really Beat Up. Makes you wonder what happened to the Indian who wore it.
To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 390: 1857 SILVER JAMES
BUCHANAN INDIAN PEACE MEDAL Julian IP-35 62 mm Extremely Rare
Pablo Picasso medal
The link back to the original auction was broken and all I can show is this image from the email Dick forwarded. The lot was on the
invaluable.com site. -Editor
The Picasso is a Medallic Object. Picasso was a forerunner in the modern art medallic field, ahead of his time and ahead of other artists for
applying modern art to the medallic format.
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