Arnold Palmer Bronze Medals Available

by Rhonda Kay on September 17, 2012 · 2 comments

In recognition of Arnold Palmer and his Congressional Gold Medal, the United States Mint has made available replica bronze versions of the medal for sale to the public. The U.S. Mint lists these bronze duplicates at $39.95 for the 3" medal and $6.95 for the 1.5" medal.

Arnold Palmer Bronze Medal

Arnold Palmer Bronze Medals, like the one above, are available in 1.5-inch and 3-inch sizes

An award ceremony took place on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Arnold Palmer was recognized for "his service to the Nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship in golf," per Public Law 111-65 that authorized the award.

Some of Palmer’s accomplishments include 92 championships in his professional golf career by the end of 1993, the United States Navy Memorial Lone Sailor Award and 20 years of serving as the Honorary National Chairman of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.

House Speaker John Boehner presented Palmer with the Congressional Gold Medal along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. It is one of the Nation’s highest civilian awards.

Featured on the obverse of the Arnold Palmer Congressional Gold Medal and bronze reproductions is a depiction of Palmer in action as he finishes his golf swing. Surrounding part of the image is his name, "ARNOLD D. PALMER." It was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart.

A pair of crossed golf clubs and a golf ball on a tee are shown on the reverse. Inscriptions include, "IN RECOGNITION OF HIS SERVICE TO THE NATION IN PROMOTING EXCELLENCE AND GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, 92 PROFESSIONAL GOLF VICTORIES and 7 MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS." Designing the reverse was Phebe Hemphill with sculpting done by Joseph Menna.

Orders for Arnold Palmer Bronze Medals may be placed on the United States Mint online store, located here, or by calling toll-free at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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RonnieBGood September 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

Two sizes to the general public?
I have never seen mintage numbers published for the Bronze Medals.
Is there really a demand for all that are struck? There are more than you might think…
See: http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&identifier=7500

Joe September 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I collect the presidential 1 5/16” Bronze Medals. I like them better than the presidential golden dollar. I don’t think there is a big demand for them, but their is a small demand for them I would think. They do sell out over time.

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