Vintage Kennedy 1961 Inauguration Coin Medal - By Artist Costantino Affer For SaleVintage Kennedy 1961 Inauguration Medal - By to the book Medallic Portraits of John F. Kennedy by Edward Rochette, 1966, on page 41, there is a listing of this item. It was distributed in the United States and Canada at the time of the Inauguration by Regency Coin and Stamp Co. Winnipeg, Manitoba, designed by Constantino Affer and struck in Italy by A. E. Lorioli Fratelli of Milan. It is listed as K-61-18.
The above information was obtained from me contacting and sending pictures of the medal to the "American Political Items Collectors", (APIC.us). Theyfeel that it's original,and it's never been reproduced.
BTW, I got the link for the APIC from to check with thempriorto listingPolitical Items. It meet the established guidelines set forth by the United States Government and .
My Dad bought it in the 60's to add to his coin collection, probably in 1961 at the time of Kennedy's Inauguration. It has been in the plastic case that it's pictured in ever since...in fact, that's probably what it came in. It's in perfect shape...other than I now noticed in theenlargedpictures, it has one scratch/dent by the jaw bone...probably when it was struck because it's been kept in the plastic. As you see, it's tarnished/patinated from age. (Just look over the enlarged photos - one picture is worth a 1,000 words!) The case is split from age. I'm not sure what metal it's made out of, but to me it looks like maybe pewter
Oh yeah, I was told it's value should be in the $25.00 plus, to $50.00 range.
NOTE: Because of the nature of this item, I will only ship to the United States &Canadawhere it wasoriginallydistributed back in 1961.
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