CFA 20/MAY/04-2

Project name
Congressional Gold Medal for Reverend Joseph A Delaine, Harry and Eliza Briggs, and Levi Pearson

United States

Owner
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Description
Design for a gold medal

Letter

Dear Ms. Fore:

At its 20 May meeting, the Commission reviewed designs for Congressional Gold Medals to be awarded (posthumously) to Reverend Joseph A. DeLaine, Harry and Eliza Briggs, and Levi Pearson. The recommendations were as follows:

Obverse

The medal is by necessity a rather crowded one, and so it was recommended that the palmetto trees be removed, and that some adjustment be made in the arrangement of the portraits so that the names could be placed below each portrait, further simplifying the total effect.

Reverse

The reverse, too, was considered much too complicated. The recommendation was that the number of typefaces be reduced, that the books be removed, and just the representation of Justice retained; or that only the inscriptions be used.

Sincerely,
/s/
Frederick J. Lindstrom
Acting Secretary

Henrietta Holsman Fore, Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20220