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1953 United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower Inaugural Medal Token Coin
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The picture below shows larger front and back views of this 1953 United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower Inaugural Medal Token Coin. It has a left facing Eisenhower portrait on the front, and a “Freedom” woman statue on the back. In the background is a Conestoga wagon, a plowing Farmer and stars. It is marked on the two sides as follows:

JANUARY 20, 1953

The inauguration medal measures about 1-5/16'' wide. It appears to be in excellent condition as pictured.

Below here, for reference, is some additional information about Dwight D. Eisenhower:

Dwight D. Eisenhower
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th President of the United States
In office: January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961
Vice President: Richard Nixon
Preceded by: Harry S. Truman
Succeeded by: John F. Kennedy

1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe
In office: April 2, 1951 - May 30, 1952
President: Harry S. Truman
Deputy: Sir Arthur Tedder
Preceded by: Position established
Succeeded by: Matthew Ridgway

16th Chief of Staff of the Army
In office: November 19, 1945 - February 6, 1948
President: Harry S. Truman
Deputy: J. Lawton Collins
Preceded by: George Marshall
Succeeded by: Omar Bradley

1st Governor of the American Zone of Occupied Germany
In office: May 8, 1945 - November 10, 1945
President: Harry S. Truman
Preceded by: Position established
Succeeded by: Joseph T. McNarney

13th President of Columbia University
In office: 1948 - 1953
Preceded by: Frank D. Fackenthal (acting)
Succeeded by: Grayson L. Kirk

Personal details
Born: October 14, 1890, Denison, Texas, United States
Died: March 28, 1969 (aged 78), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting place: Eisenhower Presidential Center, Abilene, Kansas, U.S.
Political party: Republican
Spouse: Mamie Doud (m. 1916; his death 1969)
Children: Doud and John
Alma mater: U.S. Military Academy
Profession: Army Officer, Politician
Religion: Presbyterian
Awards: Army Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Order of the Southern Cross, Order of the Bath, Order of Merit, Legion of Honor

Military service:
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service: 1915 - 1953
Rank: General of the Army
Battles/wars: World War I, World War II

Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969) was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942 - 1943 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944 - 1945 from the Western Front. In 1951, he became the first Supreme Commander of NATO.

Eisenhower was of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry and was raised in a large family in Kansas by parents with a strong religious background. He graduated from West Point in 1915 and later married Mamie Doud and had two sons. After World War II, Eisenhower served as Army Chief of Staff under President Harry S. Truman and then accepted the post of President at Columbia University.

Eisenhower entered the 1952 presidential race as a Republican to counter the non-interventionism of Senator Robert A. Taft, campaigning against “communism, Korea and corruption”. He won in a landslide, defeating Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson and temporarily upending the New Deal Coalition. Eisenhower was the first U.S. president to be constitutionally term limited under the 22nd Amendment.

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