Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Bronze Medal 1.5 Inch

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Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Bronze Medal 1.5 Inch
  • Miniature bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal presented to Dr Michael E. DeBakey
  • Honors Dr. DeBakey’s many outstanding contributions as a heart surgeon
  • Measures 1.5 inches in diameter
Item Number: 727
Mintage Limit: None Product Limit: None Household Order Limit: None

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The Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. 1.5 Inch Bronze Medal is a smaller bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal presented to Dr. DeBakey at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building on April 23, 2008.

Authorized by Public Law 110-95, this medal was struck to honor Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. for his many outstanding contributions as a heart surgeon to the Nation.

The obverse design depicts Dr. DeBakey in full scrubs with a surgery team in the background. It includes the inscriptions “MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY, M.D.” and “ACT OF CONGRESS 2007.”

The reverse design features an anatomical heart placed prominently over a globe, representing Dr. DeBakey's teachings on cardiovascular procedures to surgeons around the world. The heart is encircled by a ribbon with the inscription, “THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE HAS BEEN MY OBJECTIVE IN LIFE,” a quote by Dr. DeBakey.

Design: Obverse – Don Everhart
Reverse – Don Everhart
Struck Under Authority of: Public Law 110-95
Place Minted: Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark)
Composition: 90% Copper & 10% Zinc
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