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 […]


Doolittle Raider Dies Ahead of Medal Award CeremonyLt. Col. Robert L. Hite, one of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders from World War II, died Sunday in a Nashville nursing home. He was 95.

On April 18, 1942, Hite and 79 other men, led by Lieutenant Colonel James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in sixteen B-25’s to conduct the first air raid over Japan […]


2015 High Relief Silver Medal Design CandidatesCandidate designs for the U.S. Mint’s 2015 High Relief Silver Medal will look very familiar if you’ve read our earlier article about the 2015 $75 High Relief Gold Coin and its designs. Both sets are nearly identical.

Medals lack the many required elements found on U.S. precious metals coins, like the denomination, fineness, weight, and mottoes of In God We Trust, United States of America, and E Pluribus Unum. As such, the 41 proposed silver medal designs have far fewer inscriptions […]


Jack Nicklaus Gold Medal Design Candidates RevealedOn Thursday, Jan. 22, the United States Mint unveiled design candidates for the Congressional Gold Medal honoring golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

Public Law 113-210 authorizes the medal in recognition of Nicklaus’ service to the nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy […]


Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal Awarded, Bronze for PublicWorld War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) were collectively awarded the Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday, Dec. 10, at a ceremony held in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

Surviving CAP members along with leaders of the U.S. House and Senate attended the ceremony. The medal was […]