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The Kennedy World In Medallic Art: John F. Kennedy And His Family In Medals, Coins, Tokens, And Other Collectibles

Kennedy historian William Rice picks up the torch where researchers like Aubrey Mayhew and the great Edward C. Rochette left off in the 1960s, shining new light on the life of President John F. Kennedy. He explores the Kennedy family; JFK's boyhood; his military service and early political career; his inauguration and presidency; Jacqueline and the children; life in the White House; the president's assassination; and the world's mourning and remembrance. The story is told through touching and insightful essays illustrated by hundreds of coins, medals, tokens, stamps, and other collectible memorabilia - some popular, like the silver 1964 Kennedy half dollar, others rare and seldom seen. Special sections discuss subjects like satirical and critical pieces; Robert F. Kennedy and Teddy Kennedy; the Peace Corps; and paper currency issued during the Kennedy administration. In addition to colorful historical images and narrative, the book's scholarly appeal is expanded by a foreword by Dr. Gerald J. Steinberg, appendices, notes, a glossary, bibliography and full index. Collectors will benefit from the catalog numbering system and market prices in various grades.

Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: Whitman Publishing, LLC (September 30, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0794842364

ISBN-13: 978-0794842369

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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This is an excellent research source for medals bearing the likeness of President Kennedy. There are pictures and descriptions of many, many medals, but I believe anyone who is interested in JFK, even if they are not into medals, would enjoy this book. It is loaded with information which I found most interesting. I highly recommend William Rice's book.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar. Collectors of the series, JFK fans, or history buffs will enjoy this book. Updating out-of-date references, the author lists the many tokens and medals that commemorate one of our most popular presidents. Even the longtime collector will find new items. Many photos and background info will satisfy the researcher. Anyone who ever saved a Kennedy half dollar will be amazed at the amount of JFK items minted. This book is a wonderful reference, to be used for many years to come.

A MOST comprehensive collection. After a long time search for a picture & information on a medal I own this book produce the only source I have been able to find!

It is a beautiful book for my husband as he is a avid coin collector. I know he will love it!!

Very interesting book

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