Byron Nelson, (February 4, 1912 – September 26, 2006) was an American PGA Tour golfer between 1935 and 1946. He was considered a top player in the sport of golf during the World War II era and won 54 career victories, including a record 11 in a row. These medals are produced in recognition of Mr. Nelson’s significant contributions to the game of golf as a player, a teacher and a commentator.
The obverse design features a portrait of Byron Nelson with the inscriptions “Byron Nelson 1912-2006” and “Act of Congress 2006.” The reverse features a younger Nelson with the inscriptions “Player, Teacher, Humanitarian” and “Champion.”
|Designers: ||Obverse – Norman Nemeth |
Reverse – Don Everhart
|Authorizing Legislation: ||Public Law 109-357 |
|Place Minted: ||Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark) |
|Composition: ||90% Copper & 10% Zinc |