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03 May 2018

How I Created the Manufacturing Triad of the U.S. Mint® (Version 3.0)

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This blog entry shows the latest revision (version 3.0) to the  Manufacturing Triad of the U.S. Mint® .  The primary intent is to show the mechanism to manufacture "special medals for U.S. Government agencies". Currently, I have identified four U.S. Government agencies that procured "table-type award medals". In essence, I created four new U.S. Mint® series. As a reminder, special medals for U.S. Government agencies required NO legislative approval.

As part of organizing and forming a never before documented U.S. Mint® medal series,  I performed first hand research using multiple original sources on multiple focused research topics. Note: The Bureau of the Mint and U.S. Mint® are used interchangeably in this blog entry.

On one particular research focus topic, I was tasked to locate the legislative act that authorized the minting of this never before documented U.S. Mint® medal series. The first step was to review a range of fiscal year documents published by the U.S. Mint®. The Annual Report of the Director of the United States Mint for fiscal years 1958, 1959, 1960, and 1962 were reviewed (these are the years that the never before documented U.S. Mint® medal series were struck).

Figure 1 depicts the original three manufacturing functions (shown in blue) taken from the 1962 Annual Report of the Director of the United States Mint to form my initial version of the  Manufacturing Triad of the U.S. Mint®.

Figure 2 depicts the mapping of multiple manufacturing functions to the newly named three manufacturing functions (shown in blue)  taken from the 1990 Annual Report of the Director of the United States Mint to form the final version of the  Manufacturing Triad of the U.S. Mint®.

And there you have it! I just showed you how I created the Manufacturing Triad of the U.S. Mint®. As you can see from Figure 1 and 2, it was remarkably easy to extract the Manufacturing Triad of the U.S. Mint® from the published text.

Figure 3 shows the Manufacturing Triad of the U.S. Mint® version 3.0 (emphasis on manufacturing function 3) and the four sGm series I created.

The term "Special medals for U.S. Government agencies" was simplified to the term "special Government medals" (sGms).

This is how I named my first  U.S. Mint® series: President of the United States (POTUS) special Government medal (sGm) series.

UPDATE 1

the POTUS sGm series can be seen at

click here -->  POTUS sGm website <-- click here

UPDATE 2

I also added an image of my   2017 ANA award (my first national level exhibit). Unpublished and copyrighted (related to my research on my 3rd book).

UPDATE 3

I added an working cover of my 3rd book (note the date of the E-Sylum article). Yes, I'm still working on it (and I don't see any competition on this subject matter).

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

I'm not quite sure I understand all there is to read here. I can tell you are very passionate about your research. Thanks for an interesting blog!

Longstrider

Level 6

I'm still confused. Are you for this or find something wrong with it?? Do you have a sample of this new Series you discovered. I would love to see one. Maybe then I'll get it. You certainly put a lot of work into medals honoring certain government workers. Thanks!!

Longstrider

Level 6

Very impressive. Good work..

DrDarryl

Level 5

See update 1, 2, and 3.

Michael Marotta

Level 4

Fascinating, but I am in the dark on much of this. I know the medallic work of the Mint in general terms from the Taxay book, which everyone should have read. (You can get it from the Library.) But this post from DrDarryl seems to point to some kind of special PCGS Registry Set or something and that is outside of my own experiences in numismatics. Can you explain what a POTUS (tm) set is? Was therre a Numismatist article about them? Thanks! Mike M.

DrDarryl

Level 5

See update 1, 2, and 3.

Mike

Level 7

I'm so happy that we can reward our outstanding government workers with a little medal once in a while it shows how great this country is. They dedicate their lives to public service a hundred dollar medal is the least we can do as a nation. Sometimes there life.

CoinLady

Level 6

Lots of work, research. Well done.

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