CFA 18/APR/13-7

Project name
Congressional Gold Medals honoring the Native American code talkers of World War I and World War II

United States

U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Designs for a gold medal (with silver and bronze duplicates) for the Muscogee Creek Tribe
Review Type


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.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA

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

cc: April Stafford, U.S. Mint