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03 Jul 2018

Two degrees of Separation: Mary Gallagher POTUS sGm Specimen

Exonumia | DrDarryl

One of the not well-known characteristics of collecting the POTUS sGm series is the ability to establish the provenance (unbroken chain of legal ownership of acquired) of specimens.

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01 Jul 2018

President Kennedy Appreciation Medal

Exonumia | DrDarryl

This is the specimen that I first acquired (have a total of 5). Part of the POTUS sGm research collection I'm getting NGC encapsulated/graded. I also added an image of the original 2014 ad of its pre-NGC certification state. The demand of this medal can be seen with its steep price increase from 2014 to 2017.

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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....

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07 Sep 2017

Provenance: Three Degrees of Separation from President Kennedy

Exonumia | DrDarryl

Most collectors believe collecting U.S. Mint medals is dull and rather boring . . .What if . . .. . . a U.S. Mint medal was struck specifically for use by the President of the United States.. . . the original U.S. Mint medal mintage was a mere 300 specimens. . . . the design on the U.S. Mint medal identifies the President of the United States as the owner and awarder of the medal.. . . you locate such a medal.. . . the medal you located and purchased establishes you with three degrees of separation from the President of the United States.. . . the President of the United States is John F. Kennedy.I made this purchased a few months ago and I made sure that the granddaughter provided me with the proper documentation that established an unbroken chain of legal ownership. See the image.This is one of many reasons why I research and collect POTUS sGm . . . Provenance starts with the U.S. Mint, then the President, then the original recipient, then a heir of the original recipient, then the persistent collector (me). As the third legal owner of this medal, the medal itself is three degrees separated from President Kennedy.Those not familiar with the term "six degrees of separation" ... google it and look for the Wikipedia definition.

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27 Nov 2016

My Working Book Title and Cover

Exonumia | DrDarryl

As I was waiting to purchase tickets for the latest Star Wars movie (Rouge One - A Star Wars Story), I worked on my book cover. The image is a sneak peak working title with an iconic discovery set.

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