Coin World reported that the ANS may be returning an Indian peace medal in its collection to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.
The American Numismatic Society is seeking to repatriate a silver Abraham Lincoln Indian peace medal struck by the U.S. Mint that has been in the society's collection since 1915 after its removal three years before from the site of a Pawnee Nation burial ground in Nebraska.
The National Park Service on behalf of the ANS posted notice on the Federal Register June 27 of the society's intent to repatriate the medal to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.
Any competing claims have until July 27 to be filed.
For more information on the piece, see:
Silver Medal, U.S. Mint, 1861 - 1865. 1915.25.1
To read the complete article, see:
ANS will repatriate peace medal held since 1915
Wayne Homren, Editor
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