Ulysses S. Grant Indian Peace Medal
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Overall: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Container (box, bottom tray): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of President Grant facing right, peace pipe and laurel branch below; surrounding legend: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/'LET US HAVE PEACE'/LIBERTY JUSTICE AND EQUALITY"; all within ornamental border. Reverse depicts world globe inscribed: "PACIFIC OCEAN", at left, and "ATLANTIC OCEAN", vertically, at right, surrounded by agricultural implements and surmounted by open book labelled: "HOLY BIBLE"; legend: "ON EARTH PEACE/1871./GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN"; thirty six stars around border. Circular dark red cardboard box bottom tray.
Bronze U.S. Grant Indian peace medals such as this example were struck in large numbers prior to 1879 for purchase by collectors for their set of "presidential medals."
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