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Professor Muhammad Yunus Bronze Medal 1.5” (935)

1.5� BRONZE PROFESSOR YUNUS MEDAL
1.5" BRONZE PROFESSOR YUNUS MEDAL View 1 1.5" BRONZE PROFESSOR YUNUS MEDAL View 2 1.5" BRONZE PROFESSOR YUNUS MEDAL View 3
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This medal is a miniature bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Professor Muhammad Yunus at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building on April 17, 2013, in recognition of his contributions to fighting global poverty. The medal measures 1.5” in diameter.

The obverse (heads) side features a portrait of Professor Yunus with the traditional Bengali jamdani fabric design, reflecting his optimistic and cheerful demeanor. Jamdani is a Bangladeshi hand-woven fabric made of cotton, historically referred to as muslin. Inscriptions are PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS, ACT OF CONGRESS and 2010.

The reverse (tails), designed by United States Mint AIP Master Designer Richard Masters and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz, depicts a lotus open in full bloom, rising above the water and cradling the world in its petals, symbolizing Professor Yunus’ dream to end world poverty. The design is partially framed by the inscription BANKER TO THE POOR, a common reference to Yunus. The Bengali translation for "Let us send poverty to the museum," is inscribed on the globe.

Professor Muhammad Yunus is recognized for his extraordinary contributions to fighting global poverty. He is recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world as a leading figure in this fight and the effort to promote economic and social change. His accomplishments include:

  • Founding the concept of very small “microcredit” loans at competitive interest rates to the very poor and Grameen Bank, which pioneered his microcredit concept. The model developed by Grameen Bank has been emulated across the world.
  • Having a particularly strong impact on women and their families, as more than 95 percent of microcredit borrowers are women.
  • Receiving the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Specification NameSpecification Value
Design Obverse: Donna Weaver
Sculpted by Phebe Hemphill
Reverse: Richard Masters
Sculpted by: Jim Licaretz
Struck Under Authority of: Public Law 111-253
Place Struck: Philadelphia (no mint mark)
Composition: Bronze

Shipping Information:
Please allow one to two (1-2) weeks for shipping.

Purchase Information:
To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and

time of April 17, 2013, at 12 noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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