Early American March 11 and 12 auction features silver medals

Great Seal of the State of Florida die is among sale's 389 lots
By , Coin World
Published : 02/22/16
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The 389 lots in Early American History Auctions Inc. online sale March 11 and 12 include a number of historical medals in silver.

The sale also includes a die used for striking the central portion of the Great Seal of the State of Florida.

A buyer's fee of 20 percent will be added to the final closing price of each lot won for bids placed through the Early American portal. Bids places through other auction portals will carry higher buyer's fees.

1901 Canadian Indian Peace medal

A 2.5-inch medal Canadian Indian Peace medal features on its obverse the jugate portraits facing left of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York.

The auction company describes the medal's condition as "Choice About Mint State, Prooflike." It carries an estimate of $5,000 to $6,000.

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The medal was produced to commemorate the royals' Sept. 28, 1901, visit to Calgary to meet with 2,000 Indians. Approximately 150 to 200 of the medals are believed to have been struck. According to Early American, as originally issued, the medals were suspended from a ribbon and clasp.

Grover Cleveland Assay Commission medal

The sale's Grover Cleveland Assay Commission medal is authenticated and encapsulated by Professional Coin Grading Service as Genuine, Cleaning, Uncirculated Details.

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