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Lincoln Indian Peace Medal

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Type Medal
Title Lincoln Indian Peace Medal
Date 1862
Country United States
Side obverse
Composition silver
Diameter 76 mm
Description Alan V. Weinberg comments: A superb proof, unpierced & unissued IPM. Ex Andrew Zabriskie Lincoln coll'n. Zabriskie's interest in Lincoln was borne out of his attendance as a small child at Lincoln's funeral procession in 1865 & for approx 100 yrs his Lincolnia lay unseen and unappreciated in a box in a closet until his descendants brought it into Sotheby's NY auction house in 1999. Of course, Zabriskie's superb American coin coll'n was auctioned by the Chapman Bros in the early part of the century. I'll never forget my visit in Dec 1999 to the numismatic vaults of the Smithsonian. There was a thin metal cabinet drawer labelled "Lincoln Medals". I pulled it out and was confronted with six 76 mm silver Lincoln IPM's, 3 superb unissued pcs and 3 ringed, evidently issued but choice pcs. Nearby was the huge gold Grant 1863 cased Congressional medal, in a cabinet drawer (later to be exhibited with Grant's stuffed horse!).
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