CFA 18/JUN/15-2

United States

U.S. Mint
Congressional Gold Medal honoring the 65th Infantry Regiment—Borinqueneers
Designs for a gold medal with bronze duplicates
Review Type


Dear Mr. Jeppson:

In its meeting of 18 June, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed alternative designs for a Congressional Gold Medal to honor the “Borinqueneers” of the 65th Infantry Regiment.  The Commission members recommended obverse alternative #6 and reverse alternative #5, consistent with the preferences of the Mint’s liaison and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.  They requested that the design of obverse alternative #6 be refined to improve the balance between the size of the lettering and the scale of the soldier’s head in the foreground.

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


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA

Rhett Jeppson
Principal Deputy Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC  20220