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Lot 393: 1849 Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal in Bronze Large First Size Ch. Mint State
August 23, 2014
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Indian Peace Medals
Mint State Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal In Bronze
1849-Dated. Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medal. Large First Size. Struck at the United States Mint in Bronze. Choice Mint State.
76 mm. Julian IP-27. Belden-41. This is a gorgeous specimen of the largest size Zachary Taylor Indian Peace Medals which were Struck in Bronze at the United States Mint in Philadelphia. It is made from dies engraved by Henry K. Brown (obverse) and John Reich (reverse). The rich natural bronze-brown toned fields are still highly reflective having a few fine scattered hairlines in the fields. The rims are sharp and mark-free on this high relief medal with only the slightest bit of cabinet friction noted. This is the only IPM designed by New York sculptor Henry Kirke Brown, creator of that city's equestrian George Washington statue located in Union Square. A "PQ" quality Indian Peace Medal that will look sharp in any collection.