Presidential Numismatic Artifacts (aka PNAs) is a term that I coined that classifies a group of US Mint coins and medals gifted by or awarded by a sitting US President or through his direction. How does one prove the presidential connection of a US Mint coin or medal? The answer is with proper research and documentation. This journal entry presents PNAs from President Dwight D. Eisenhower (there are three other modern US Presidents).
The image below is of half dollar sized medal that was part of a 1959 presentation set (medal, card and envelope). My research indicates that only 91 presentation sets were awarded.
President Eisenhower's 1960 Summer White House medal (Newport, RI) is the size of a US Morgan dollar. My research indicates that only 800 Newport, RI medals were manufactured.
In all, President Eisenhower gifted/awarded a total of 20 different medal types that were manufactured by the US Mint. My research is published in two books. My last book :
A copy of this book permanently rides in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
A updated version of this book is being written.
My next journal entry will be on a PNA awarded by President John F. Kennedy.