1801 Thomas Jefferson, Second Size, Indian Peace Medal IP-3 With Reverse Die Crack
Julian IP-3. Bronzed copper, 76 mm, 189.8 gm (2,923 gn). Obverse: Bust left, TH. JEFFERSON PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. A.D. 1801. Reverse PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP, clasped hands with cuffs, the left one gold-braided signifying a U.S. official, the right with a federal eagle, signifying a Native American. Prominent die crack runs through crook of pipe, tomahawk handle, to right thumb. The reverse was changed thereafter, as (according to Julian) John Vaughn, a prominent Philadelphia merchant and patron of the arts who also was agent for the War Department, felt it inappropriate to "show the arm of the Indian encuffed by a federal eagle." According to the Ford cataloger "these are quite rare with the original broken reverse."