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DrDarryl

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  1. These medals are unique in that it played a role in President Eisenhower tenure in office. The video is of President Eisenhower in South America and where the DDE-C2-01 medal was awarded. The attribute that makes these medals different from other U.S. Mint medals is that they are actual award medals. They are not national medals (requires approval by US Congress) nor commemorative medals (sold by the US Mint). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6DwpDd_s-k
  2. If you know your cold war history, you should remember the U-2 incident (I actually had someone ask me what the music band U-2 had to do with the medals...). U-2 is a U.S. spy plane. On May 1, 1960, a U-2 spy plane was shot down flying in the Soviet Union's airspace. The upcoming movie Bridge of Spies (directed by Steven Spielberg and soon to be release in October 2015) shares the history of the event and its after effects. Unbeknownst to U.S. historians and numismatists, there were 3 gold medals and 30 silver medals struck specifically for the Paris Summit. These are the Class 3 meda
  3. Notice that Japan is not on the map and there is a Japan medal? Goggle the term "Haggerty Incident Japan". President Eisenhower cancelled his visit to Japan due to security issues after the "Haggerty incident". White House Press Secretary James Haggerty had to be rescued via US Marine helicopter after protesters met up with his motorcade. President Eisenhower's security in Japan could not be guaranteed by the Japanese Government, thus the cancelled visit. Ok...here is the accounting of the mintage for the Japan medal: 500 originally struck 4 in the Eisenhower Presidential Library
  4. I correlated President Eisenhower's trips to the Class 1 and Class 2 medals. Specific dates of use for each medal is documented in the 2nd book.
  5. Here is the back story... In July 2013, I acquired a medal with a facsimile signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the word "Hawaii". This medal is listed in the guidebook, Hawaiian Money Standard catalog 2nd Edition, 1991, by Medcalf and Russell (M&R). The M&R identifier is 2M-94. The 1991 catalog value was $650. However, the designer, mintage, and manufacturer was not listed in M&R. I performed a survey of the numismatic books and no other book listed it. I searched the internet and found similar medals with other wording and the facsimile signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  6. Below are the specific nations and US States. DDE-C2-01 Brazil Argentina Chile Uruguay DDE-C2-02 FranceDDE-C2-03 PortugalDDE-C2-04 Japan (President Eisenhower cancelled his trip due to the Haggerty incident (White House press secretary had to be rescued from his motorcade by U.S. Marine helicopter). Medals were still awarded to individual who were preparing for President Eisenhower's arrival, stay, and tour of Japan)).DDE-C2-05 State of Alaska Philippines Formosa (aka Taiwan or Republic of China) DDE-C2-06 South KoreaDDE-C2-07 State of HawaiiDDE-C2-08 State of Rhode Island (Newpor
  7. This is my first post in this forum about the Presidential Medal of AppreciationTM medal series. Numismatic discoveries have been limited to the physical identification of a new error, new variety, or newly found hoard. The discovery of an entirely undocumented U.S. Mint series is virtually unheard of in U.S. numismatics; however, this seemingly impossible feat has been achieved. An entire U.S. Mint series has been discovered and cataloged for the very first time. This U.S. Mint series consist of 22 medal types. The medal series are separated into 5 Classes. Below are the Class 2 Eis
  8. I have both the copper and aluminum versions in my collection. I believe that my copper medal is pattern. The aluminum medal was distributed as souvenirs at the celebration.
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