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1853 President Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal Struck in Bronze IP-32b Rare “Small Date” Variety 1st & Largest Size

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1853 Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal. 76 mm. First & Largest Size. Scarce Original Dies “Small Date” Variety. Struck at the United States Mint in Bronze. Dies by S. Ellis and J. Willson. Julian IP-32b. Belden-48. Mint State.

76 mm diameter. 7.5 mm thick. Julian IP-32b. Belden-48. This is the rarer “Small Date” variety listed in Julian’s catalog of U.S. Mint Medals, the the date measuring 9 mm long. Julian states the “Large date” medal was struck from the original dies during 1855-1870. Others say that the “Small Date” variety is itself the original die, and that the Larger date die was made about 1870 and used afterwards. A choice example of this Largest Size Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, Struck in United States Mint in Philadelphia now toned with a reddish-chestnut color. The official “Silver” Struck Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medals, where one example is illustrated in the Prucha reference, is indeed of this Small Date variety.
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