Dear Mr. Peterson:
In its meeting of 20 March, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed alternative designs for a Congressional Gold Medal honoring the First Special Service Force. The Commission members present provided the following recommendations.
For the obverse, the Commission members recommended alternative #8, commenting on its strong three−dimensional character and clear compositional elements. They recommended reverse #2, supporting the reported recommendation of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, due to the compatibility of its composition with the recommended obverse.
As there was not a quorum for the review of the submission, these recommendations will be placed on the administrative agenda for confirmation at the Commission's meeting of 17 April. 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
801 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20220