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CFA 21/MAR/13-8

Project name: 
Congressional Gold Medal for Raoul Wallenberg
Owner: 
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Description: 
Design for a gold medal and a duplicate in bronze
Review Type: 
Final

Letter

28 March 2013

Dear Mr. Peterson:

In its meeting of 21 March, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed design alternatives for a Congressional Gold Medal honoring Raoul Wallenberg's heroic achievements during World War II.

The Commission recommended obverse alternative #7, preferred by Mr. Wallenberg's family as the best likeness. For the reverse, the Commission members offered the general guidance to pursue simplicity and clarity, discouraging the more complex scenic depictions proposed. They recommended alternative #6 as the best option, with the suggestion to reduce the size of the document in the foreground and lower its position, removing the inscription below and providing additional room for depiction of the figures behind.

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