John F Kennedy

 
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18 January 2015 11:45
 

While searching the National Library of Ireland holdings of the Chief Herald’s records on line for something else, I chanced upon the recording of JFK’s grant of arms. It adds nothing to Joe’s article at http://www.americanheraldry.org/pages/pmwiki.php?n=President.Kennedy

but may be of some interest. The photocopy of the grant can be found at http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000529314#page/69/mode/1up with a typescript transcript on the previous page:

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000529314#page/68/mode/1up

There is another, I assume unrelated, Kennedy from New York receiving a similar grant later in the volume perhaps inspired by the Presidential grant

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000529314#page/163/mode/1up

 

Of equal interest perhaps is the record of the late President of Ireland Eamon de Valera at:

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000529314#page/181/mode/1up;

and the grant immediately preceding it to Charles Haughey, the later controversial Taoiseach of Ireland (and son of an IRA fighter), at: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000529314#page/178/mode/1up

 
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27 June 2015 12:13
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29 June 2015 16:11
 

Wow, that’s pretty cool

 
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11 August 2015 21:25
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11 August 2015 21:56
 

According to the source you got it from, "The obverse of the coin shows an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS."

Presumably this one, which seems to be on all current BVI coins:

 

http://tius.in.ua/400-thickbox_default/british-virgin-islands-2013-5-cherub-angels-heart-love-proof-12-oz-silver-coin.jpg