Jul 06, 2012, 11:22 PM
Looking for the history behind these.
Does anyone know the history of these coins? My father was in the Secret Service when Eisenhower was in office and this was passed down to me from my Mother, but with no back story. They were framed and need to be polished and remounted. Any information I could get would be greatly appreciated.
Jul 06, 2012 11:22 PM
Jul 07, 2012, 01:28 AM
Don't polish!!!!!! patina is good! silverware is meant to be polished not coins
Jul 07, 2012, 06:24 AM
Please do NOT polish them!.....Not sure what they represent but, to remove the patina would be a bad thing........HH
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Jul 07, 2012, 07:47 AM
1960 South America trip medal for Dwight Eisenhower
President Eisenhower decided to give medals as mementos to those who accompanied him on official trips. Slightly different designs are known for each of about half a dozen different trips, plus a generic one that doesn't list any one specific trip. These silver medals were designed by Frank Gasparro and struck at the US Mint in limited numbers.
Info here about the trip...
Last edited by taz42o; Jul 07, 2012 at 07:51 AM.
Jul 08, 2012, 09:00 AM
Thank you everyone for the info. and advice. I will leave them as is but will re-frame them.