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CFA 18/APR/13-7

Project name: 
Congressional Gold Medals honoring the Native American code talkers of World War I and World War II
Owner: 
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Description: 
Designs for a gold medal (with silver and bronze duplicates) for the Muscogee Creek Tribe
Review Type: 
Final
Previous Review: 

Letter

26 April 2013

Dear Mr. Peterson:

In its meeting of 18 April, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed alternative designs for a Congressional Gold Medal in accordance with the Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008; this medal, the twelfth in the series, will honor the Muscogee Creek Tribe.

For the obverse, the Commission recommended alternative #1 due to the superior legibility of the design elements and the near–profile pose of the central figure. For the reverse, the Commission recommended alternative #3, consistent with the tribe's preference, as the best design.

As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.

Sincerely,

/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Secretary

Richard A. Peterson, Acting Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20220

cc: April Stafford, U.S. Mint