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    Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace Medal
    Silver, AU Details, Julian IP-48
    Rare Final Awarded Issue

    (1890s) Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace Medal -- Edge Damage -- NGC Details. AU. Julian IP-48, R.7. Silver, 77 mm. The final Indian Peace medals, aside from restrikes of prior administration designs, were issued during Benjamin Harrison's term. Julian IP-47, the 60 x 76 mm oval medal that repeated the reverse design used since Hayes was President, was intended to be Benjamin Harrison's only Indian Peace medal variety. It was struck only for collectors, in bronze. But in 1890, a Missouri and Oto delegation visited Washington and requested Indian Peace medals. They were specific: they wanted large-size round silver medals with a new reverse design, and they would pay for them. Chief Engraver Charles Barber prepared an appropriate design with a theme of progress. A mere five medals were struck in silver and shipped to the Missouri and Oto Native Americans in October 1890. The next month, 18 additional medals were distributed to Cheyenne and Arapahoe recipients. The eventual total mintage was 26 pieces, per Prucha. A majority of the medals are untraced, with several presumably buried with their owners. Others are held by museums and other institutions. Only a few pieces are known in collector hands. All are holed, as they were intended to be worn, and none remain in Mint State. Some have the names of owners entered, though this medal shows no indication of its original owner. There are a few slight edge knocks, but wear is minimal wear and no marks are consequential.

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