December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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Fine example of a silver 1862 Abraham Lincoln Indian peace medal. The first Lincoln medals were struck in September of 1862 and were designed by Salathiel Ellis and Joseph Wilson. During Lincoln’s presidency, the federal government was focused more on the Civil War than on Indian relations. Relatively few Lincoln medals were distributed. The obverse features the profile of Abraham Lincoln, his head surrounded by the words "Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States". Beneath his figure is the date "1862". The reverse exhibits a “scalping scene” which was used on the Buchanan peace medals. This example is the smaller 62mm size medal and weighs 93.8 grams. The medal is marked "PATENTED / S.ELLIS. DEL. SC." under Lincoln, and "J.WILLSON. DEL. & SC." CONDITION: The medal exhibits surface wear and small blemishes on both sides, but remains attractive. There are several dings along the edges but the medal is clean overall. The marks are consistent with typical wear that is encountered on nearly all surviving silver peace medals. Overall very good. JLD

Item Dimensions: 2 - 1/2" x 2 - 1/2"
ACCESSORIES: Small Black Box
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $13,200.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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