On 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. The law also calls for the striking of bronze duplicate medals for sale to the public.
In total, there are 9 design candidates. They include 5 for the obverse or heads side that feature a portrait of Nicklaus and 4 for the reverse or tails side that include stylized designs and inscriptions recognizing his integrity and dedication to charitable causes.
Designs, shown below, became public in conjunction with their review by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will look them over and offer their suggestions on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The nine must be narrowed down to two, one for each side of the medal.
Jack Nicklaus Gold Medal, Obverse Design Candidate Images
Here are the 5 obverse candidate designs for the medal:
Jack Nicklaus Gold Medal, Reverse Design Candidate Images
Here are the 4 reverse candidate designs for the medal:
CoinNews.net will follow-up with an overview of the CFA and CCAC recommendations.