Jackie Robinson Bronze Medal
- Year of Issue: 2005
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 108-101
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This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Jackie Robinson for his legacy in the advancement of civil rights in the United States. Congress authorized the medal on October 29, 2003. It was presented to Robinson’s widow on March 2, 2005. The Mint issued the bronze medal duplicates in 3.0 inch and 1.5 inch sizes.
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he started playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. In 1962, he was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. He became the first African American to be honored on a U.S. gold commemorative coin in 1997.
The obverse shows a portrait of Jackie Robinson.
The reverse features laurel branches surrounding a plaque containing a quote by Robinson.
- JACKIE ROBINSON
- A LIFETIME OF ADVOCACY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE & HUMAN DIGNITY
- ACT OF CONGRESS 2003
- "A LIFE IS NOT IMPORTANT EXCEPT IN THE IMPACT IT HAS ON OTHER LIVES." JACKIE ROBINSON
Mint and Mint Mark
- Composition 1.5 inch medal: 95% copper, 5% zinc
- Composition 3.0 inch medal: 90% copper, 10% zinc
- Finish: matte
- Edge: plain
- No mint mark
- Donna Weaver, Sculptor-Engraver
- Sculptor: Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
- Designer: John Mercanti, Sculptor-Engraver