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    Original Franklin Pierce "1853" Small Date Indian Peace Medal. Julian-IP-32, XF Details NGC. Silver, 75mm, ­­­153.5 gm. Signed obverse by Salathiel Ellis, signed reverse by Joseph Willson. Obverse bust left, "FRANKLIN PIERCE, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" around, small date "1853" below. Reverse shows a settler instructing an Indian, flag behind, and "LABOR VIRTUE HONOR" above. Holed for suspension. Minor surface scratches and edge dings detract minimally, as the photos show. During the 1950 - 1960s the consignor made trading visits to Indian reservations across the American West. He recollects acquiring both this and the preceding JQ Adams peace medal from Native Americans through whose families they had descended, although no specific details were preserved.. An NGC photo certificate of authenticity accompanies the lot.

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