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|The picture shows a view of the (2) 1964 Barry Goldwater U.S. President Political Campaign Coins in this lot. Shown is the obverse of one and the reverse of the other. They are identical. They feel like they are made of aluminum. On the obverse is a portrait of Barry Goldwater and on the reverse is the Liberty Bell. They are marked as follows:|
BARRY MORRIS GOLDWATER
U.S. SENATOR ARIZONA 1952 - '64
Born January 1, 1909
GOLDWATER FREEDOM DOLLAR
100 AMERICAN COMMON SENSE
FOR U.S. PRESIDENT 1964
REPUBLICAN - MAJOR GENERAL - PHOTOGRAPHER - JET PILOT - RADIO OPERATOR - EXPLORER
Green Duck Co.
These each measure 1-9/16'' wide. They are in mint condition as pictured. Below here is some Historic biography information for Barry Goldwater:
Barry Morris Goldwater (1909 - 1998)
Senate Years of Service: 1953 - 1965; 1969 - 1987
GOLDWATER, Barry Morris, a Senator from Arizona; born in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, January 1, 1909; attended the Phoenix public schools, Staunton Military Academy, and one year at the University of Arizona at Tucson in 1928; began business career in 1929 in family mercantile business; during the Second World War entered active service in August 1941 in the United States Army Air Corps, serving in the Asiatic Theater in India, and was discharged in November 1945 as a lieutenant colonel with rating as pilot; organized the Arizona National Guard 1945-1952; brigadier general in the Air Force Reserve in 1959 and promoted to major general in 1962; retired in 1967 after thirty-seven years service; member of advisory committee, Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior 1948-1950; member of the city council of Phoenix 1949-1952; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1952; reelected in 1958, and served from January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1965; did not seek reelection to the Senate in 1964; unsuccessful Republican nominee for President in 1964; elected to the United States Senate in 1968; reelected in 1974 and again in 1980, and served from January 3, 1969, to January 3, 1987; did not seek reelection in 1986; chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence (Ninety-seventh and Ninety-eighth Congresses), Committee on Armed Services (Ninety-ninth Congress); awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on March 12, 1986; died May 29, 1998, at Paradise Valley, Ariz.; remains were cremated.
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