Dalai Lama Bronze Medal

Medals

Background

These medals are being struck to honor Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, in recognition of his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights and religious understanding.

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Characteristics

The obverse design depicts a portrait of the Dalai Lama with the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet in the background.

The reverse design features a stylized lotus flower, considered to be a symbol of purity. The inscriptions include quoted remarks of the 14th Dalai Lama.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • TENZIN GYATSO
  • 14TH DALAI LAMA OF TIBET
  • ACT OF CONGRESS 2006

Reverse Inscriptions

  • WORLD PEACE MUST DEVELOP FROM INNER PEACE.  PEACE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF VIOLENCE.  PEACE IS THE MANIFESTATION OF HUMAN COMPASSION.

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
Reverse Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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