Lot #3. King George III Indian Peace Medal. Jamieson-13, B-435. Silver (Shell). EF, and Choice.
The June 2008 Baltimore Auction - 6/5/2008
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79.2 millimeters. 1,689.0 grains. Holed for suspension, with a modern loop attached. Wisps of golden-copper iridescence decorate otherwise medium-silver surfaces. Semi-prooflike reflectivity is readily evident as this piece rotates under a light, and highpoint rub is minimal. Several flaws are noted, two of which are on the reverse and the remaining ones on the edge. Scattered hairlines are also present, as is a moderate graze in the reverse field above the crown.
All-in-all, this is a very appealing representative of the type, examples of which were issued in both shell and solid forms during the American Revolution. Unlike the solid piece that we are also offering in this sale (Jamieson-18), this shell displays six rivets above and one rivet below the sash on King George's armor.