Medals

The U.S. Mint produces national medals to commemorate significant historical events of the Nation, or to honor those persons whose superior deeds and achievements have enriched our history, or the world. When legislation permits, bronze duplicates (90% copper, 10% zinc), of congressional Gold Medals, are struck for sale to the public. "List Medals" are also produced, some as part of a continuing series, such as the Presidents of the United States, Secretaries of the Treasury, Directors of the Mint, and Historic Buildings of the United States and others when approved by the secretary of the Treasury.
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