Dear Ms. Fore:
At its 20 November meeting the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed designs for the Secretary of the Treasury medal to be given to former Secretary Paul H. O'Neill. The members were pleased with the portrait, but there was unanimous agreement that the head should be made somewhat smaller and perhaps slightly more of the suit shown. We assume that the suit will be rendered in more detail than it was on the drawing we saw. During the presentation, the members were shown the medal given to the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. It was thought that the proportions of Secretary Hamilton's portrait were very good, and the suggestion was made that the Mint's artist might take a look at it.
There were no objections to the design of the reverse of the medal.
David M. Childs
The Honorable Henrietta Holsman Fore, Director
The United States Mint
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