Lot 270: 1837-Dated Martin Van Buren Indian Peace Medal NGC graded Mint State-65
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Indian Peace Medals
Small Size Martin Van Buren Indian Peace Medal
1837 Martin Van Buren Indian Peace Medal. Small Size. 51mm. Struck at the United States Mint in Bronze. Julian IP-19b. NGC graded Mint State-65.
Julian IP-19b. Belden-34. 51mm. This is the rarest version, Small or Third Size, Martin Van Buren Indian Peace Medal. It is much rarer than the two other larger sized bronze strikings. Rich Hartzog's 1986 supplement and price guide for Julian's "Medals of the United States Mint" notes that only 5 sales of this Small Size bronze medal could be found over the past 150 years! This particular piece has semi-prooflike fields on both side, beneath dark brown and blue toning. A wonderful piece with sharp, wire rims on the obverse and just 2 tiny nicks below the left cuff on the reverse. Comes Accompanied with its NGC Photo Certificate graded Mint State-65. An extremely rare Indian Peace Medal in Gem MS-65 quality making it perfect for display.