Originally Posted by wartimecollectables
Perhaps the rarest medal to come out of the American Civil War and exceedingly collectible as a wartime issued medal and the only medal struck solely for black soldiers is the Butler Medal for gallantry at the battle of New Market. [SNIP] How many of these massive silver medals have survived the past 140 years is unknown but I am aware of only 5 others in museum and private collections. Thanks for letting me share it with you!
WoW! I am simply blown away with this piece! I have read about them and even seen black and white photos of them, but this is the first time I have ever seen a color image! And the Condition!!
Thank YOU for sahring it!