Dear Mr. Peterson:
In its meeting of 16 October, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed alternative designs for a Congressional Gold Medal honoring the service of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders in World War II. The Commission's recommendations were as follows.
Noting the issues of historical inaccuracy that were raised with the alternatives preferred by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, the Commission members recommended obverse alternative #3 and reverse alternative #4; this recommendation supports the preferences of the Mint's liaison from the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Association. The Commission members also requested that the typefaces be coordinated for the selected design pairing.
As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.
/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Richard A. Peterson, Deputy Director
United States Mint
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