Indian Peace Medals
1862 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal Julian IP-39
1862 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal. Medium Size. Bronzed Copper. 62.7 mm. Julian IP-39. Dies By Ellis and Wilson. Choice Mint State.
Julian IP-39. Beautiful dark copper-bronze in color shows pleasing semi-reflective glossy surfaces on both sides. A choice Mint State medal having sharp high rims and details. Obverse design: Caped bust right, name and title around, date below. Reverse design: Native American Indian Warrior Scalping scene, with quiver, bow, tomahawk, and Indian bust around central vignette of a Native American plowing his fields, children Playing Baseball in the background. Type with the sculptors signature on the reverse with light abrasions in field typical for medals of this size. This important American medal also includes the very First Depiction of a Baseball Game being played in metallic form. On the center of the reverse is a design showing children playing Baseball. A lovely example of this popular type, avidly sought after for both its connection to Abraham Lincoln (and the fine portrait by Salathiel Ellis) and its early depiction of baseball on the reverse.