American naval medal or April fool?

Do you recognise this medal?
Do you recognise this medal?
jpns-22-07-17 retro July 2017

Sea rescue - Leading Aircrewman Diver Chris Crossley winches one of the teenagers to the safety of a Solent search and rescue helicopter.

THIS WEEK IN 1976: Helicopter rescues three from sea

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Reader David Aldous was given this American naval medal and wonders if any reader can identify it.

He thinks with the date being April 1, 1893, it might be a bit of a scam.

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If you know anything about it please let me know.