Hi! My sister has a friend (doesn't live in America), and he has an American medal that he is trying to find out about. So, I thought I'd try to dig up some info, and thought someone here might have some ideas. Here is some info from him about it.
"I have had an American medal for a number of years now ..... The one thing that I have learned that there were a lot of different copies made but in the readings one that I have found is that the one I have is an original silver medal...... I understand that it was made in 1779 and awarded to John Paul Jones by Augustin Dupre or the French Government...... I have heard that there were anywhere between 12 and 200 original medals made."