Andrew Jackson Bronze Indian "Peace" Medal
One of the most controversial of the presidents, Andrew Jackson first rose to prominence as the commander of the victorious American forces at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 (although, unbeknownst to them the war had already ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent). It is truly ironic that there be an "Indian Peace Medal" for him, as he has one of the worst records of Indian treatment of any president. From fighting the Creek and Seminole (leading to the annexation of Florida), and instituting the "Trail of Tears", he certainly was very far from ever making peace. As President he was seen as a populist, anti Federal government, and somewhat reckless. Although the Supreme Court had ruled in favor of the Cherokee Indians remaining in Georgia, Jackson flouted their decision and forcibly removed them anyway, violating the highest legal authority in the land. Probably the only president to not only survive an assassination attempt, but then also beat up the would-be assassin, he certainly earned the moniker "Old Hickory".
This is a reproduction of actual Indian Peace Medals made by the United States Mint that were given out to Indian chiefs by American representatives, starting with Lewis & Clark and continuing until Andrew Johnson when they simply became Presidential Medals. The medals would bear the face of the current President and then be replaced by the incumbent and so on.
3" in diameter 3/16" thick