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Medal: Great Britain George II Indian Peace  1757
Medal: Great Britain George II Indian Peace 1757

While probably a replica, Steve, that is an exceptionally cool medal. We were able to find this medal in a number of different states of preservation, and in multiple metals; copper, bronze, pewter and silver. There are many different restrikes and replicas, as summarized at the bottom of this page. To be sure about value, Steve, you will have to take your medal for an in-person inspection by an expert. We can give only general guidance here. Send us a picture, if you like, and we will give you our opinion about your specific piece (use the Contact Us link).

The reverse of this medal is described as 'a Quaker sitting by a fire offering a peace pipe to a Native American'. The medal was engraved by Edward Duffield from Philadelphia. The medal is also know as the 'Treaty of Easton Medal'.

It seems that there are more reproductions than real George II Indian Peace medals out there. One genuine medal was sold for $106,425 US dollars. This is probably a very high price. Some of these medals were overstruck on Spanish 8-reales coins. These are made of silver. They have sold in the past for about ten thousand dollars. In total, 13 genuine medals (not replicas or restrikes) are known.

At the bottom of this page you will find a side-by-side comparison of one very valuable medal and one of low value. The valuable one comes from Stack's where it sold for $80,000 in a 2006 auction. The low-value medal was produced in the 1960s and is worth $50 to $100 or so. CoinQuest, as always, is indebted to Stack's for the use of their coin photo.

There are restrikes in existence struck by the Pennsylvania mint in the late 1870s. The dies bad been badly damaged by then, and long lines run through the faces of the coin. It looks as though George II has been crossed out! These restrikes are also very valuable, worth at least hundreds of dollars. A genuine medal or a 'broken-die' restrike measures 47 mm in diameter.

Another restrike was made in pewter in the early 1800s or late 1700s. The original dies were used, and they had not yet been broken. The pewter restrike weighs 25.19 grams and measures 43.3 mm in diameter.


Summary:
- Original medal (13 known): $50,000 approximately
- Restrike at a later date with original die: $20,000 approximately
- Restrike with broken die: $1000 approximately
- Restrike (about 1960) with new die: $100 if in good condition
- Novelty token or souvenir: $5 or so

Coin: 16774 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Steve, Sun, 30-Mar-2014 13:40:52 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 30-Mar-2014 22:08:48 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 19-Mar-2016 01:48:51 GMT
Requester description: 1757 Not sure of Metal composition and is a large medal OBVERSE: Outer Medal wording GEORGIVS.II. DEI.GRATIA. The bust faces left wearing a leaf type crown / headdress and draped in a uniform. The shoulder pads look like a animal REVERSE: Outer medal displays the words: A CROSS SYMBOL LET US LOOK TO THE MOST HIGH WHO BLESSED OUR FATHERS WITH PEACE The medal displays two men sitting around a fire passing a peace pipe to each other. There is a sun in the upper left and a tree behind the man holding the peace pipe. The boTtom medal displays the date J757 OR 1757. UNKNOWN
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Comments

I beleive I have a restrike with the die break mentioned from the 1870 s can I send a picture - Anne
That would be great, Anne! You can use the Contact link visible to the top right of the main page. Just send us a message saying that you have a picture of this medal, and we will email you back shortly. Once contact has been established, you can send us a picture of your medal. - CoinQuest (Chris)

I was wondering if the medal georgivs ii j757 is suppose to b small or large? - amanda
We report some size info near the bottom of our write up. It is a large medal. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a large georgivs ii j757 silver medal and i don't know if it is real or fake and i don't know where to bring it to have it looked at. I compared my medal to the above picture and the only difference is there's no hole in mine .. so how do i know if it is real or fake? - amanda
Hi Amanda -- Authentication is a big deal in numismatics (coin collecting). We hope your medal is real. DO NOT CLEAN YOUR MEDAL. CLEANING RUINS VALUE. If you would like to send pictures to CoinQuest, we will give our opinion. If we think it might be genuine, we will recommend what you should do next. To send us pictures, initiate an e-mail exchange using the Contact button at the top of the home page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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