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    1853 Franklin Pierce Peace Medal, XF Details
    Large Size, Julian IP-32, Large Silver Medal

    1853 Franklin Pierce Peace Medal, Large Size, Julian IP-32, Silver--Tooled--NGC Details. XF. 76 mm. Holed at 12 o'clock. The surfaces have been tooled -- most obvious on the reverse -- likely to diminish the effects of myriad surface marks on this light gray Peace medal. Prominently doubled J. WILLSON at the lower reverse. The NASCA cataloger wrote:

    "Large date, holed at top for suspension, polished repeatedly and with nicks, scratches and a rim bruise; reverse with J. Willson double-struck, polished, nicks, scratches around figures--in other words, a typical specimen of the actually awarded Indian pieces. Mintage only 97!"

    Like the previous Fillmore Peace medals, only two sizes, 76 mm. and 62 mm., were prepared for the Pierce Peace medals. Ellis Salathiel engraved the obverse die and used Joseph Willson's reverse die to strike these medals in New York. R.W. Julian suggests the New York medallists, Smith and Hartmann may have actually struck these medals. Ellis reported striking 120 of the large size medals, although 23 of those were later melted. Fewer than 10 are thought to survive.
    Ex: NASCA (4/1981), lot 1623; John Adams; John J. Ford, Jr. (5/5/1982); Donald G. Partrick.

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