Login

DrDarryl's Blog

05 Nov 2017

The Kennedy Five ... Not a rock group nor half-dollars !

Exonumia | DrDarryl

I recently completed a transaction to acquire my 5th Kennedy POTUS special Government medal. Only 295 left to go...(just kidding). The White House Office procured these medals from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia for President Kennedy's use. Several have provenance (documented and completed chain of ownership) from President Kennedy to my collection. I believed I discussed the subject of provenance vs. pedigree in my previous blogs....

READ MORE
16 Jan 2017

Medals of the US Submarine Verterans of World War II

Exonumia | DrDarryl

I would never have made the connection of these medal to Hawaii without the COA (struck by Hawaii Pacific Mint for Dolphin Medallions. Apparently, the United States Submarine Veterans of World War II had these medals made for the group. The group has disbanded due to the low remaining WWII survivors. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Submarine_Veterans_of_World_War_III purchased them medal at separate times and I keep looking for them to add to my collection.Those members still surviving have move on to another group. https://www.ussvi.org/home.asp

READ MORE
15 Jan 2017

1891 Centennial Celebration Patent Office United States of American

Exonumia | DrDarryl

Large medals (48mm diameter and 4mm thickness) that were struck for the Centennial Celebration of the US Patent Office. The copper specimen is a pattern. The aluminum specimen was issued at the 1891 celebration event. Most aluminum specimens are holed in order to wear as a badge of honor.I originally purchased the aluminum specimen and performed my research (see image of the booklet pages). There is a snippet that describes the aluminum medal as an event souvenir. The designer initials 'CLC' on the obverse stands for C. L. Chapelle.The copper specimen was purchased at a later date and I found a similar specimen in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History provided a wealth of information about this medal (ID 1981.0296.1608). The manufacturer was Scovill Manufacturing Company. Click to view the Smithsonian pageThe current logo of the United States Patent and Trademark Office removed several of the design elements (i.e. cog wheel, etc...), but have kept the eagle and shield.

READ MORE
02 Dec 2016

POTUS sGm DDE-C1-02 Presentation Set

Exonumia | DrDarryl

Rare presentation set awarded/issued by President Eisenhower during his August 26 - September 7, 1959 visit to Germany, France and England.Sharing my on-going research. This is a complete/intact President Eisenhower's 1959 presentation set (I posted a picture at my blog before). This time I have additional National Archives and Records Administration findings in a video:1. Department of State partially funded the presentation sets2. Memo which identifies individuals who received the presentation set from President Eisenhower in Paris, France.3. Memo to Ann Whitman (Eisenhower’s personal secretary) from White House Office staff member suggesting the use of the 48-star place card and envelope with the "coin" (thus forming the presentation set).click this --->>>(Video that I made)

READ MORE
19 Oct 2015

Repatriated Presidential Medal of Appreciation ™ Class 1 Award

Exonumia | DrDarryl

I recently purchased this presentation set from an individual in France.

READ MORE
04 Sep 2015

Kingdom of Hawaii - King Kalakaua Coronation Medal

Medals | DrDarryl

This specimen is in my Hawaiiana collection.

READ MORE
21 Aug 2015

Happy Statehood Day Hawai'i ! August 21, 1958

Medals | DrDarryl

This is 1 of 30 known Official Hawai'i Statehood Medal Progression Sets (source: Hawaii Money Standard Catalog Second Edition by Medcalf & Russell).

READ MORE
We use cookies to provide users the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we'll assume that you agree to receive all cookies on money.org. You may disable cookies at any time using your internet browser configuration. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our privacy policy and terms of use. To learn more about how we use cookies and to review our privacy policy, click here.