Thanks to Dick Hanscom for forwarding a link to the eBay listing for this new book on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Appreciation Medals. The starting bid is $24.95.
Under direction from the White House, 17 different medals were stuck by the US Mint in Philadelphia for use by President Eisenhower. Both Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro had designed the medals. This book is the first to define/document the Dwight D. Eisenhower (D.D.E.) 17 medal series.
President Eisenhower presented these medals to deserving individuals in thankful recognition for service to our nation, the White House, or the Presidency. These appreciation medals have the distinction of being handed out by President Eisenhower himself or by his direction through military aides. This Presidential provenance limits availability to collectors as these medals are treated as presidential heirlooms by the original recipients' families.
There are three classes of the medals: US Half-Dollar Size, US Silver Dollar size, and Inaugural Medal size. Each of the 17 medals have been cataloged as DDE-01 through DDE-017. A total of 9,858 medals were struck at the US Mint in Philadelphia. 1,451 medals were destroyed before the end of President Eisenhower’s 2nd term in office. 160 medals are part of the D.D.E. Presidential Library. A USSR, Philippines, Formosa, and Alaska medals were originally ordered and later cancelled.
This book titled The Dwight D. Eisenhower Appreciation Medals, by Darryl A. Gomez, reveals the medal’s history and identifies the 17 different Dwight D. Eisenhower appreciation medals, their mintage, and most importantly the number destroyed at the end of President Eisenhower’s second term in office.
This book fills-in the knowledge gap about the Dwight D. Eisenhower appreciation medals for coin collectors and political memorabilia collectors.
This auction is for the book The Dwight D. Eisenhower Appreciation Medals that is signed by the author, with a personalized message made out to the auction winner, and numbered.
This book is also available for sale through other online distribution channels (but without the author's signature).
I wasn't aware of this series. Sounds like a useful book. Would anyone like to write a review for The E-Sylum?
To view the complete eBay listing, see:
Hawaii Medal - First book about the Eisenhower Appreciation Medals
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