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Andrew Jackson Indian Peace Medal
Date: 1829
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall (diam.): 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Struck silver medal, obverse showing draped bust of Andrew Jackson facing right. Legend around field reads: "ANDREW JACKSON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES/ A. D. 1829." Reverse depicts clasped hands below crossed peace pipe and tomahawk, with legend: "PEACE/AND/FRIENDSHIP." Silver ring attached through a hole at top.
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 1926.13
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Marks: molded: on obverse: "PEACE/AND/FRIENDSHIP"in roman letters molded: on reverse: "ANDREW JACKSON/PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES A.D. 1829" inscribed: on obverse below bust truncation: "FURST F."

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This Indian peace medal was struck by the U. S. Mint after the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson in 1829 and was intended to be used for presentation to Native American tribal chiefs.