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    1814-Dated George III Silver Peace Medal, AU55
    War of 1812 Issue, Jamieson-24, Leroux-838
    From the John Quincy Adams Family Estate

    1814-Dated Great Britain Peace Medal, Silver, Jamieson-24, AU55 NGC. McLachlan-CCXCVIII, Leroux-838, Breton-19, Eimer-1061a, Adams 12.1. 76 mm. These 1814 Thomas Wyon-designed George III peace medals of 1814 were struck and presented in three different sizes: 76mm, 60mm, and 38mm. According to John Weston Adams, writing in Indian Peace medals of George III or His Majesty's Sometimes Allies:

    "During the Revolutionary War, some officers - such as Carleton and Amherst - disparaged the military potential of Indians. Others - such as Burgoyne and Haldimand - actively recruited them. During the War of 1812, there was no equivocation: Indians made up a material portion of British forces at almost all engagements."

    These medals were awarded as tokens of appreciation by the Crown to their Indigenous allies in the colonies. Any presented piece is historically significant. However, this example is of monumental importance, having been passed down through the family of President John Quincy Adams and donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1913 before being brought to market in 1971. It later formed part of the estimable Chris Schenkel Collection, and is now offered among the countless gems that constitute the Donald G. Partrick Collection, arguably the very finest set of colonial and early American numismatic material ever assembled. The medal is listed as number 22 in John W. Adams' 1999 Modern Census, which included 33 examples in all. An original hole for suspension appears at 12 o'clock, though the loop is missing. Gunmetal and golden patina adorns surfaces that show expected traces of normal wear, including small rim nicks and field marks that add to the appeal.
    Ex: John Quincy Adams Family; Massachusetts Historical Society (Stack's, 9/1971), lot 1063; Chris Schenkel Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1990), lot 4008; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 661040)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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