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30 Sep 2021

My Research Confirmed in Frank Gasparro's Biography

| DrDarryl

Back story: In 2013, I began researching the President Eisenhower Appreciation Medals . My primary research source were records held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). My findings included mintage, designers, purpose, destruction inventory, and cataloging the series for the first time. In 2015, I update my numismatic research findings with additional Eisenhower findings and added the Kennedy Appreciation medals to this previously undocumented US Mint medal series.I've been sitting on some of my numismatic research finds relating to the Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy Appreciation Medals. I've attached images of Frank Gasparro's biography that was submitted as a congressional record during his 1965 confirmation as Chief Sculptor and Engraver of the US Mint.

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09 Oct 2015

Found Presidential Medal Reinforces My Numismatic Research

Medals | DrDarryl

During the writing of my book,Authoritative Numismatic Reference:Presidential Medal of AppreciationTMAward Medals 1958 - 1963, ISBN: 1511786744, I contacted the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library & Museum for images of a bronze medal that was awarded from President Eisenhower to then Vice-President Nixon.I felt that is was appropriate to email a working draft Chapter 7 to assist the library in locating this medal. It provided the physical traits and historical information based on previously sequestered White House records.I also created a rendition of the medal based on these White House Records.

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