The John F. Kennedy Appreciation Medal
300 of these medals were struck while President Kennedy was in the White House. These medals were design and struck by the US Mint in Philadelphia. The designer (obverse and reverse) was Frank Gasporro. This is NOT part of the US Mint Presidential medal series. This is a medal struck for use by President Kennedy. This medal has the distinction of being handed out by President Kennedy himself or by his direction through his aides.