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    Peace Medals. Included are: John Adams, Uncirculated, Julian IP-1, bronzed copper, 51 mm., designed by Moritz Furst and John Reich, struck from original dies, reverse of 1809, there are a few faint marks in the right obverse field and a small rim bruise at 6 o'clock, probably struck in the late 1830s, rich reddish-brown mahogany color; John Quincy Adams, Almost Uncirculated, Julian IP-13, bronzed copper, 51 mm., struck from the original dies that show some light evidence of rust, rich mahogany red-brown color, a rare issue in copper; and a Zachary Taylor, Uncirculated, Julian IP-28, bronzed copper, 62 mm., by Henry K. Brown and John Reich, struck from the original dies with a fully reflective reverse, the obverse is less so, it was speculated in the Steinberg catalog that the deep walnut finish with some fading red is a finish that can be dated to the late 1860s or early 1870s after the mint had purchased Anthony Paquet's bronzing formula. All three of these pieces are from the Gilbert Steinberg Collection, Part II, (Stack's, 10/18/88), lots 239, 252, and 266, flips included. James Monroe Peace Medal. Copper. 51 mm. 1051.1 grains. Uncirculated. Julian-IP-10; Prucha-41; Belden-25. From the original dies. An attractive mahogany-red specimen, struck from a slightly rusted reverse die, most noticeable on the knuckles and thumb. Ex: David W. Dreyfuss (B&M, 4/86), lot 5126, flip accompanies.

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