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Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is selling the first silver Indian Peace medal struck by the U.S. Mint, as awarded by Lewis and Clark? The 1801 Jefferson Indian Peace medal will be offered in our February Rarities Auction, held in conjunction with Sotheby’s on February 10th, 2016, at Sotheby’s New York City Auction Gallery. Click here to read more.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger.

The 1926 Peace dollar bridges the gap between the popular, yet abundant, early Philadelphia issues and the scarcer, lower-mintage strikings that finish out the series. Its production figure of 1,939,000 coins is the second lowest up until that date, edged out by only the inaugural High Relief 1921 mintage of 1,006,473. 

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering a unique Sandblast, antiqued presentation specimen 1922 High Relief Peace dollar in our official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago in August?  This piece is graded Specimen-64 by PCGS Secure and was prepared for Mint Director Raymond T. Baker’s examination.  

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins. Based on the lot description by Jeff Ambio, Vice President of Numismatics and Auction Production

A spectacular PCGS-certified 1922 Matte Proof-66 Peace dollar, one of fewer than a dozen traced with any certainty, will be among the many highlights in our May 20, 2015, Rarities Sale, to be held in conjunction with our offering of Part I of the D. Brent Pogue Collection in New York City. 

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins, Based on the Catalog Description by John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

Indian Peace medals are a true tangible link to the history and politics surrounding the relations between the Native American tribes and the governing bodies who made treaties with those tribes. The tradition of awarding medals to important Native Americans began in colonial times, and continued through to 1890. Most collectors are familiar with the silver and bronze medals issued by United States presidents from Washington through Hayes, as these appear on the market with some frequency. 

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins based on the expert description by John Pack, Executive Director of Consignments

Undated (Circa 1890-1893) Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace Medal. The Only Size. Silver. 76.7 mm, 3.75 to 4.05 mm thick. 3,463.7 grains. Obverse Signed C.E. BARBER F. Julian IP-48. Choice Very Fine. Lovely light silver gray with scattered minor scrapes and marks consistent with awarded Peace medals, but free of the more serious marks seen on many pieces. Rather well preserved overall, and very pleasing. 

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering a group of rare transitional Peace dollars from former Mint Director, Raymond T. Baker’s estate?  This fantastic group of 1921 and 1922 transitional coins includes important patterns, a unique Specimen, and a pair of coins from the early hub style trials for the regular issue 1922 Low Relief. These pieces shed new light on the development process for this important design. Click here to read more. 

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