Dwight D. Eisenhower the Numismatist
I'm sharing a write-up that I just drafted that should provide insight that Dwight D. Eisenhower was a numismatist at heart and that he donated his coin collection to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958 (while still actively serving his second term as the 34th President of the United States).
Also, while serving as the 34th President of the United States he used his numismatic mindset to create a series of fourteen appreciation medal types for his use.
My write-up can be read :
By clicking the following link to a pdf file
or pasting this link in your browser
or visiting my POTUS sGm website (towards the bottom of the webpage)
I knew he was a collector but that was about it...how advanced was his collection? ~Matt
Well worn Copper
It's nice to know former presidents were collectors of U.S. coinage, but I'd like to see a president get involved with modern coinage the way Theodore Roosevelt did. The last modern day president who got involved in coinage was Reagan. Whether you liked him or not, you gotta thank him every time you purchase a silver or gold American Eagle bullion coin. He also revived commemoratives.
That's pretty cool! The "Oregon Trail Commem" looks really nice. Great donation from a great man! Thanks for the information.
The Coin Student
Thanks for sharing! President Eisenhower was a great man and public servant.
I didn't know about that.. Thanks for the heads up...
Big Nub Numismatics
Interesting, did not know that he was a numismatist. I know Kareem Abdul Jabbar is one, and he is on the citizens council. Nice to know that numismatists are at all levels of government and power.
That's a scoop. I see a Draped Bust $1. Interesting.
I'm sorry I don't read any other sites. I don't know if there protected. I can say that it was very nice of him to do that.