DrDarryl's Blog

15 Nov 2016

What are special Government medals?

Medals | DrDarryl

The images in this blog are from the Annual Report of the Director of the Mint from the years 1957 through 1962. The Bureau of the Mint provided a function to manufacture special Government medals (sGm). The other functions of the Bureau of the Mint was to manufacture coinage for commerce and national commemorative medals (NCM). 1957 image - NCM (term historical) and sGm are mentioned1958 image - NCM (term historical) and sGm are mentioned1959 image - NCM (term historical) and sGm are mentioned1960 image - NCM (term historical) and sGm are mentioned1961 image - NCM (term historical) and sGm are mentioned1962 image - A change in terms. Medals of national character (NCM) and special medals for United States Government agencies (sGm).These images provides evidence that the Bureau of the Mint had three functions in the manufacture realm:1. Manufacture coins for commerce (domestic and foreign)2. Manufacture national medals3. Manufacture special Government medals General numismatic information has been readily available for coins of commerce and national medals. Special Government medals are without general numismatic information and this is due to its unacknowledged status by the Bureau of the Mint. Do you know why sGm have an unacknowledged status?sGm are a product of a joint inter-agency effort (acquiring US Government agency and the Bureau of the Mint). The Bureau of the Mint enforces confidentiality of this joint inter-agency effort, hence no releasing of information to the public.

07 Sep 2016

President Eisenhower's Personal Coin Collection

Coins | DrDarryl

As I was performing additional research relating to the President of the United States Appreciation Medals (formerly known as Presidential Medal of Appreciation) for an in-progress book, I located documents from the National Archive and Records Administration (NARA) which clearly show the inventory of President Eisenhower's personal coin collection. Also, the donation of President Eisenhower's entire coin collection to the Smithsonian Institution. This would be an interesting future article for the monthly ANA magazine that I may write.

13 Aug 2015

First Look Ever - The Eisenhower Summer White House Medals

World's Fair of Money | DrDarryl

This is the first ever online look at President Eisenhower's Summer White House medals!

13 Nov 2014

POTUS Appreciation Medal : Eisenhower South America 1960

Medals | DrDarryl

Based on the book,The Dwight D. Eisenhower Appreciation Medals,1,750 medals were struck (1,200 original order with 550 second order).

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