Pat Nixon, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan Medals in First Spouse SetThe United States Mint is now accepting orders for its set of three bronze medals that feature former First Ladies Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, and Nancy Reagan.

Medal obverses (heads side) offer a portrait of the honored first lady while reverses portray a scene symbolic of her life. These same designs were introduced earlier on 2016-W $10 First Spouse Gold Coins […]


2016 American Liberty Silver Medal Photos and VideoIt took less than 10 minutes on Tuesday, Aug. 23, for the United States Mint to sell its silver Liberty medals. We were able to get a partial order with three medals to go through, paid extra to have them shipped overnight, and we now have a video and some photos of them for review.

Struck in 1 ounce of silver to a .999 purity with proof finish, the U.S. Mint allotted 12,500 per medal from two mints, West Point and San Francisco. Buyers able to beat the rush could order two from each minting facility at $34.95 apiece. They’re now selling in the secondary market for close to 5x their issue price […]


2016 American Liberty Silver Medal Limits and Images UnveiledToday, Aug. 11, the United States Mint published product details for the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, including images of the pair and their limits.

Launching Tuesday, Aug. 23, the two 1-ounce, .999 fine silver medal versions of last year’s 2015 $100 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin are limited to 12,500 each and further restricted to 4 coins per household […]


Obama Presidential Medal DesignsAlong with coins, the United States Mint has produced Presidential medals since the early days of the nation. Designs for medals honoring President Obama are now one step closer to production.

Design candidates for the two Obama Presidential medals were reviewed by Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) on June 16 and then by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on June 27. Both panels recommended the same designs […]


U.S. Mint Medals Honoring MilitaryIn addition to U.S. coinage, the United States Mint strikes Congressional Gold Medals, military medals, Presidential medals, First Spouse medals and others that commemorate major historical events and sites.

My interest in medals was kindled after seeing some very old ones when visiting the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. That’s where they’re all made […]


Ronald Reagan Bronze Medal PhotosThe United States Mint has struck Presidential medals since the early days of the nation when they were presented to important leaders at historic events such as treaty signings. Today, bronze medals of presidents are minted and sold to collectors.

In November, the U.S. Mint reissued medals honoring Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan […]


Borinqueneers Awarded Congressional Gold MedalThe 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, was collectively awarded the Congressional Gold medal Wednesday, April 13, at a ceremony held in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

Composed primarily of Puerto Ricans, the U.S. Army 65th Infantry Regiment was the last segregated unit of the U.S. military. Though restricted to noncombat roles during World War I, the regiment served heroically on the battlefields of World War II and Korea, participating in some of the fiercest battles […]


Reagan, Roosevelt, and Jefferson Medals ReturnThe United States Mint is reissuing Presidential bronze medals that were taken off sale several years ago.

The U.S. Mint had been offering medals of only the more recent presidents and those of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Added to the Mint’s product line-up are […]


Monuments Men Congressional Gold Medal AwardedEmancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center played host Thursday to a ceremony awarding the nation’s highest civilian honor. Congress gave the Congressional Gold Medal to the heroes who served in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section of the Allied Armies during and after World War II.

These men and woman were affectionately known as the "Monuments Men" […]

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American Fighter Aces Gold Medal Awarded, Bronze for PublicMembers of the U.S. Congress honored a group of elite fighter pilots this week by awarding them the Congressional Gold Medal.

During a ceremony held in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Congress’ highest civilian award was presented […]


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