Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Bronze Medal

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Background

This bronze medal, a duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, recognizes and honors her courageous and unwavering commitment to peace, nonviolence, human rights and democracy in Burma.

Suu Kyi was detained under house arrest and imprisoned twice. While under house arrest, she bravely refused offers to leave her country, staying in Burma to continue to promote freedom and democracy. For her efforts on behalf of the Burmese people, she was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000. She donated $1.3 million from her Nobel Peace Prize to the United States to establish a health and education fund in Burma and continues to fight on behalf of the Burmese people. She remains committed to peaceful dialogue in bringing democracy, human rights and national reconciliation to Burma.

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Coin Characteristics

The obverse (heads side) features a portrait of Suu Kyi. The likeness of Suu Kyi was based on the photograph by Eddie Adams.

The reverse (tails) features a peacock.

Obverse Inscriptions

  •  DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI

Reverse Inscriptions

  •  DEDICATED TO PROMOTING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY IN BURMA
  • ACT OF CONGRESS 2008

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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