This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Pueblo of Acoma Tribe Code Talkers at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building on November 20, 2013, in recognition of their dedication and valor. The medal measures 1.5” in diameter.
The obverse design features a Pueblo of Acoma code talker scouting the area during his tour of duty in the South Pacific. Inscriptions are PUEBLO OF ACOMA and CODE TALKERS.The reverse design features the Pueblo of Acoma flag. Clans depicted in the flag are the antelope (at the top center); the road runner, turkey, parrot, oak and mustard seed (to the left); and an eagle, sun, bear, pumpkin, and red and yellow corn (to the right). In the center (bottom to top) are water, Abraham Lincoln’s Cane of Authority presented to the tribe in 1864, Pueblo of Acoma Sky City Village and wind. Inscriptions are WORLD WAR II and ACT OF CONGRESS 2008.
The Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008 authorized the United States Mint to strike and issue medals to provide the recognition deserved by Native American Code Talkers for their dedication and valor in World Wars I and II. The heroic and dramatic contributions of Native American Code Talkers were instrumental in driving back Axis forces and securing the United States’ victories.
|Specification Name||Specification Value|
|Design:||Obverse/Reverse Designer: Donna Weaver|
Obverse Engraver: Michael Gaudioso
Reverse Engraver: Renata Gordon
|Struck Under |
|Public Law 110-420|
|Place Struck:||Philadelphia (no mint mark)|
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