James Madison Bronze Indian Peace Medal
James Madison Bronze Indian Peace Medal
The United States Mint

James Madison Bronze Indian Peace Medal

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Best known as one of the Founding Fathers and for being one of the writers of the Federalist Papers, James Madison was in office during the War of 1812 in which he became the only president to allow the capital to be invaded, when the British marched on Washington DC and burned down the White House (then called the President's Mansion. The British burned down America's capital in retaliation for the Americans having previously burned down Canada's capital, then situated at York, now known as Toronto)

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" diameter 3/16" thick