Donald Trump Presidential Medal Designs Recommended

by Mike Unser on July 24, 2020 · 10 comments

Designs for the Donald J. Trump Presidential Medal have been recommended by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

Recommended Donald Trump Presidential Medal Designs (obverse and reverse)

The above obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) designs were recommended for the Donald Trump Presidential Medal

After the final designs are officially selected, the United States Mint will eventually transfer them onto bronze and silver medals and offer them for sale to the public. The U.S. Mint produces Congressional and numerous list medals, and has been tasked with striking Presidential medals in bronze since the early days of the nation. In 2018, the Mint also started making Presidential silver medals which shared designs from the earlier issued Presidential bronze medals.

Thirty-Four Trump Presidential Medal Candidate Designs

The U.S. Mint submitted 34 proposed Trump Presidential medal designs with splits of 10 candidates for the medal’s obverse (heads side) and 24 candidates for the medal’s reverse (tails side). The CFA reviewed all 34 designs on June 18 while the CFA reviewed them on June 23.

Consistent with the preferences of the White House liaison, both the CFA and CCAC recommended obverse #1 and reverse #10.

Each obverse candidate depicts a likeness of the president. Recommend obverse design #1 also shows an inscription of "DONALD J. TRUMP."

Donald Trump Presidential Medal Design - Obverse - DJT-O-1

Obverse Donald Trump Presidential Medal Design – DJT-O-1

Recommended reverse design #10 features images of the Presidential seal and of the White House, inscriptions "THE FORGOTTEN MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR COUNTRY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN AGAIN" for a portion of Trump’s inaugural address and "JANUARY 2020, 2017" for Trump’s inauguration date, and 45 encirculating stars denoting Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

Donald Trump Presidential Medal Design - Reverse - DJT-R-10

Reverse Donald Trump Presidential Medal Design – DJT-R-10

The Treasury Secretary is responsible for selecting final U.S. coin and medal designs after consulting with stake holders and the CFA and CCAC. Final designs for the Donald Trump Presidential Medal are very likely to be obverse #1 and reverse #10 given their all-inclusive support.

The following U.S. Mint line art images show all the proposed obverse and reverse designs.

Obverse Candidate Designs

Obverse Candidate Designs for the Donald J. Trump Presidential Medal

Obverse Candidate Designs for the Donald J. Trump Presidential Medal

Reverse Candidate Designs

Reverse Candidate Designs for the Donald J. Trump Presidential Medal

Reverse Candidate Designs for the Donald J. Trump Presidential Medal

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sam tweedy

DJT-O-05….DJT-R-05

K ROB

good choice!

RonnieBGood

Bucket of KFC with Goya beans on the desktop.

Ryan

O-5, R-18.

Richard W.

Slightly less grim than most choices, which is about all you can say of the observe. Anyway, the “Forgotten Man” quote was taken from a Roosevelt speech in April, 1932 (though he may have gotten it from a Yale professor who used it in 1876). FDR meant it and later ran the New Deal to turn the country around. I have yet to see any relevance to this from the past 4 years. Maybe on the medal a better sense of this presidency would the words, “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” In Cyrillic.

Last edited 1 month ago by Richard W.
sam tweedy

You can always stay in your basement and hope for the best,no malarkey there. Just sleep on it 30330!!!

Stewart

Any chance of seeing an orange basketball paint version? Asking for a friend.

Seth Riesling

Trump looks severely depressed on all but one of these obverse designs…wonder why??

Lonnie

Now that is an ugly coin

Brian Ballein

Nowadays, it is a federal law that no living man or woman can appear on the U.S. coinage. Presidents must be dead for at least two years before they are eligible for inclusion in the Presidential Dollar series. It is highly unlikely that Americans will ever find a public figure who is so revered by the populace that they would allow a living person to grace the circulating coinage. However, Congress can pass a new law at any time to modify the current law or make exceptions.