CFA 17/MAY/07-3

Project name
Congressional Gold Medal to honor the Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet

United States

U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Design for a gold medal and bronze duplicates
Review Type


Dear Mr. Moy:

In its meeting of 17 May, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the proposed design for the Congressional Gold Medal to be presented to Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet. The Commission approved the design with several comments.

The Commission members suggested that both the obverse and reverse should have a delicate line around the edge of the medal to give the effect of a rim. They also recommended eliminating the ribbon carrying the text "Act of Congress 2006" and placing the text along the lower edge of the medal, perhaps with "Act of Congress" to the left of the Dalai Lama's hands, and "2006" to the right.

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


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

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

cc: Kaarina Budow, U.S. Mint