CFA 16/JUL/09-4

Project name
Medal for Edmund C. Moy, Director of the United States Mint

United States

Owner
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Description
Revised reverse design for bronze medal and duplicates
Review Type
Final
Previous Review

Letter

Dear Mr. Moy:

In its meeting of 16 July, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the revised design for the medal honoring your service as 38th Director of the U.S. Mint. The Commission reaffirmed its previous approval of the obverse design, accepting the minor modifications that are proposed to the lettering font, but rejected all of the proposed reverse designs. The Commission members commented on the inappropriateness of the proposal—shared by all four reverse alternatives—to overlay new graphics on an image by Leonardo Da Vinci that is one of the masterpieces of Renaissance art. They recommended that this concept be abandoned and reiterated their support for a previous submission depicting a simple torch, which they described as a more dignified design.

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

Sincerely,

/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA
Secretary

Edmund C. Moy, Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20220

cc: Kaarina Budow, U.S. Mint