This Stack's Bowers blog article by Ben Mahaffey highlights a group of Indian Peace Medals coming up for sale in the firm's 2019 ANA
As Stack's Bowers Galleries looks forward to the August ANA World's Fair of Money auctions, we focus on a wonderful offering of Indian
Peace medals. Highlights include:
An 1801 Thomas Jefferson small-size Indian Peace medal (Julian IP-4, Prucha-39), weighing 728.1 grains and measuring 54.4 mm. This design ranks #3
in the book The 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens. Stack's Bowers Galleries previously sold a Choice Extremely Fine specimen in September
2009 for $138,000. These stunning Jefferson Peace medals were distributed by Lewis and Clark during their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific and
back. We expect this medal to realize well over $100,000.
A James A. Garfield Indian Peace medal (IP-44, Prucha-55) graded About Uncirculated. This popular oval type is a New Discovery of the rarest medal
of the series. Twenty-five silver Garfield medals were struck and presented to the Yankton Sioux, Western Shoshonis, and Mescalero Agencies. This
particular medal was presented to the Yankton Sioux.
An 1809 James Madison large-size silver medal (IP-5, Prucha-40). This Very Fine medal was holed for suspension and shows considerable surface
marks. It is interesting to note that many of these medals were marked with the recipient's names as a sign of pride. Fewer than 15 are known and
this example was a new discovery when it was previously sold in 2012.
In our August 2019 ANA sale, we will offer 17 Indian Peace medals ranging in value from $900 to $100,000+. Stack's Bowers Galleries has a long
history of selling quality Indian Peace medals. In fact, there are only three Julian Indian Peace medal numbers that we have not sold in our
Follow the below link to the article online and scroll down to view a gallery of IPMs previously sold by the firm. This is a nice use of the
online sale archive. Check it out. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Large Collection of Indian Peace Medals Crossing the Auction Block in
Wayne Homren, Editor
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