American naval medal or April fool?

Do you recognise this medal?
Do you recognise this medal?
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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.