It was astounding that I came upon a medal being offered for sale without a hint of its pedigree. The documentation that accompanied my Kennedy Appreciation Medal allowed me to make the unbelievable connection to the Robert L. White collection that was auctioned in 2005 after his death.
The medal, wax copy, and mold was part of the Robert L. White collection (bottom items in the image). The other two medals in the image is in my collection. I included these medals as a member of the POTUS sGm series and cataloged these medal as:
New naming convention --- Gomez-C5-01 (Class 5 medal with uses a single married obverse and reverse die pair). Previously JFK-C5-01. Only 300 medals were struck by the Bureau of the Mint.
The medal was originally and first cataloged by Edward C. Rochette (previous ANA President and numismatic author) in his book titled, Medallic Portraits of John F. Kennedy, 1966.