Darryl A Gomez

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I'm interested in US Mint issues with presidential pedigree or provenance. To be specific, US Mint issues awarded or gifted by the President of the United States. 

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Early Shutdown at 2018 World's Fair of Money

I had a box of medals and coins when I entered the PA Convention Center. I just drove in from out of state. To my dismay the NGC booth was packing it up. If one advertises attendance to the 18th, does it means closing shop by 11:15 am on August 18th? Whatever excuse is presented, the other TPGs was their at least until 3:30 pm.  I should have a job at which I can call it a day before 12 noon. Yep, they ( the NGC employees) were taping boxes, banner was down, all forms pulled from the t

DrDarryl

DrDarryl

08/19/2018

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08/22/2018

Hawaii Top Pops !

I'm estatic that I received two top pops in a single NGC submittal. Prooflike Hk-721 is great! Hawaii the 49th state is even greater! The HK book has a holed specimen, this HK-722A has the "49" intact. 

DrDarryl

DrDarryl

08/18/2018

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12/01/2018

 

Enjoying the Wait for my Baby Ikes

I'm patiently waiting for the return of my March 2018 submittal. This is my first public mention of this delay. Let's see....March 23 (submitted at the Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo) , April, May, June, July, and now August (23rd is 5 days away).  Hoping to set a record for longest turn-around time in NGC history. Anyone know what it is? At least I can claim a "received" status of  5 months (in few days), my personal best... Customer service was contacted in late July. I beleive my submital

DrDarryl

DrDarryl

08/18/2018

 

Special Medals for U.S. Government Agencies

I'm not making it up when I say I created the "Manufacturing Triad of the U.S. Mint" through cluster analysis. I'm not sure how U.S. coin and U.S. medal experts missed this for seven decades (70 years). I've been blogging about this creation/discovery at my ANA blog (search DrDarryl). More importantly, four new U.S. Mint medal series have been created/discovered based on the Manufacturing Triad of the U.S. Mint. What is the Manufacturing Triad of the U.S. Mint? The U.S. Mint opera

DrDarryl

DrDarryl

06/25/2018

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02/22/2019

 

President Lyndon B. Johnson Numismatic Gift

This is a remarkable specimen with an unbroken chain-of-ownership (President Johnson-to-Congressman Stephens-to-DrDarryl). As you can see the number of "-to-" is two ! (I have two degrees of separation from President Johnson with this piece). Not to worry, I made sure that the estate of Congressman Stephens provided me with a letter of provenance with each of the owners identified (including me as the current owner). Note the date on the letter (first date of issue Kennedy half dollar)

DrDarryl

DrDarryl

06/19/2018

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06/20/2018