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07 Sep 2016

President Eisenhower's Personal Coin Collection

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As I was performing additional research relating to the President of the United States Appreciation Medals (formerly known as Presidential Medal of Appreciation) for an in-progress book, I located documents from the National Archive and Records Administration (NARA) which clearly show the inventory of President Eisenhower's personal coin collection. Also, the donation of President Eisenhower's entire coin collection to the Smithsonian Institution. This would be an interesting future article for the monthly ANA magazine that I may write.



Level 6

I didn't know Ike collected coins. I know FDR collected stamps.

I never knew President Ike collected coins. i will definitely look more into this. Thanks!

Michael Kittle

Level 4

Very cool. I knew Ike was a coin collector and in part that is one of the reasons he ended up on the Eisenhower Dollar in 1971. I also read that he would buy up Morgan Dollars dated 1890, the year of his birth, and would give them out as gifts.


Level 5

That's really cool!


Level 5

I saw his collection a few years ago but dont really remember anything, as i was young ( i still collected coins at this time) but it was till cool!


Level 6

What a great find! Really interesting! Thanks for sharing with us!


Level 5

That's great. It makes me wonder what else he collected.


Level 6

Enjoyed the blog. Nice


Level 6

Fantastic research find. Thanks for sharing and suggesting what would be a great article..


Level 7

What a great story. Great research. This I why I love the history behind coins. Thank you very much for your work!

Pliny The Elder

Level 5

Great story. I like Ike, too!

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