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    EXTREMELY RARE JFK "WITH APPRECIATION" MEDAL, PASSED OUT ON HIS 1963 EUROPEAN (BERLIN) TRIP.

    One of only 300 struck for JFK to distribute on his trip to dignitaries and senior staffers.  These official medals were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, as part of a longstanding tradition of using medals as gestures of friendship to foreign governments or their representatives.  Designed (signed) by Frank Gasparro, Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint.  This one belonged to long-time White House secretary Toi Bachelder.  The lot also includes her official "White House Staff" I.D. tag from the trip, a copy of the complete trip itinerary, and an English-language map of Berlin!

    A rare and sought-after JFK collectible; we are advised that only one appeared on the market over a 2 1/2 year period, and it was sold on eBay to a coin and medals dealer for over $500.  Diameter 44 mm.  Choice condition.



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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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