I'm new into medals and am wondering where you find ones of this quality? Ebay or auction houses like Heritage?
This piece was found on Ebay. A big surprise for one of this quality. Americana auctions such as Heritage or Stacks,now Stacks and Bowers are a good source on these.
Keep in mind that you can pick up electrotypes for a fraction of the price of an original. Albeit they are harder to come across then originals but not as sought after.
Example of an electrotype below,