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John Fitzgerald Kennedy Official Presidential Inaugural Medal

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Official Presidential Inaugural Medal

Designed by Paul Manship (American 1886-1966)

Date made: 1961

Medium: 14K Gold, lucite

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

Single mintage, 14K gold Inaugural Medal of President Kennedy in profile facing left with raised inscription above "John Fitzgerald Kennedy".  The reverse shows the presidential seal in center with "Inaugurated January 20th 1961" below.  President Kennedy had his inaugural medal encased in lucite, which he kept on his desk of the Oval Office.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum