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28 Jul 2018

JFK's Dublin, Ireland Presentation Piece

Exonumia | DrDarryl

I recently acquired this specimen from the family of a Department of State officer who served at the American Embassy in Dublin, Ireland in 1962. The presentation case, with presidential seal, is the first of its kind that I have seen that houses a Kennedy POTUS sGm.

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30 Sep 2017

Revisited: Frank Gasparro's Dual Torch Design

Exonumia | DrDarryl

In one of my previous blog entries I shared a composite image of a numismatic research find from my original research on the POTUS sGm series. The attached image could be the first photo to actually have the three dual torch design of Frank Gasparro side-by-side with actual specimens . The Kennedy and MacArthur issues are the full size "list medals" and not the smaller re-issued medals. All struck by the U.S. Mint.From Left to right:1960 President Dwight D. Eisenhower appreciation medal1961 President John F. Kennedy inauguration medal1962 General Douglas MacArthur congressional gold medal (struck in bronze)Mr. Gasparro used his dual torch design in three consecutive years on three different medal types (appreciation, inauguration , and congressional).

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08 Jan 2017

Robert L. White Pedigree - Kennedy POTUS sGm

Exonumia | DrDarryl

Collectors of John F. Kennedy memorabilia should recognize the name Robert L. White. His name is synonymous as the owner/collector of the most significant private collection of artifacts and documents relating to and/or belonging to the late President John F. Kennedy. His collection was greeted with controversy when items were cosigned for auction. Many of the artifacts/documents where national treasures that he either purchased from or was bequeath to him from President Kennedy's longtime personal secretary. Many of those items were returned to the Kennedy family or turned over to the National Archives. https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2006/summer/camelot.htmlIt 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.

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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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30 Jul 2015

Presidential Medal of Appreciation™ Award Medals.

Medals | DrDarryl

United States Mint® numismatic discoveries has been limited to the physical identification of a new error, new variety, or newly found hoard. The discovery of an entirely undocumented United States Mint® series is virtually unheard of in U.S. numismatics; however this seemingly impossible feat has been achieved. An entire United States Mint® series has been discovered and cataloged for the very first time.

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08 Nov 2014

Advocating New US Numismatic Series That Was Previously Struck By The US Mint

Medals | DrDarryl

I'm in the process of writing an article on the subject. Below is a brief description about the POTUS Appreciation Medals.

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