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.
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.