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James Buchanan Indian Peace Medal
Date: 1859-1862
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diam.): 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of James Buchanan facing right with legend: "JAMES BUCHANAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES"; date below bust, at center: "1857." Reverse depicts standing figures of settler and Native American before American flag; landscape in background; scroll with inscription above: "LABOR VIRTUE HONOR."
Object Number: INV.3403
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Marks: Obverse marked below bust truncation, at left: "S.ELLIS SC."; reverse, in exergue, at center: "J.WILLSON"