A newly discovered silver President Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace Medal, will highlight Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction Feb. 5-6, 2015.
It is one of 18 issued to members of the Southern Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes who helped with a sale of Indian Territory to the United States for $1.5 million in October 1890. It was awarded to Buffalo Meat and later went to Three Fingers, a chief of the same people. Three Fingers’ name is engraved on the reverse in a style seen on three other Harrison medals.
It is believed that there were only 27 of these silver medals struck in 1890 and 1891. They were the last ones made by the American government.
The sale will also offer the U.S. collection of Stephen Winthrop with proceeds going to the Stephen Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University.
This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
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