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An Original Ike from the US Mint (1960) posted by DrDarryl

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Handed out by President Eisenhower himself.


I started research about the Eisenhower appreciation medals and would like to share a current finding from correspondences between the White House, US Treasury Department, and the US Mint in Philadelphia.


Printed numismatic documentation of this medal and medal series is sparse.


I would appreciate any information/images that can be shared with me in completing my research.


The significance of this medal is:

1. It was ordered by the White House and executed by the US Treasury department.

2. It was struck at the US Mint in Philadelphia.

3. Frank Gasparro provided drawings of the design.

4. First US Mint product to bear the State of Hawaii as a design element.

5. This 1 of 14 silver dollar size medal orders made by the White House in 1960.


NGC coin in picture is in my personal collection.


I call it "The Hawaiian Ike". Also "One of the Original Ikes".



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