Jacob J. Lew Secretary of the Treasury Bronze Medal
This medal honors the 76th Secretary of the Treasury, Jacob J. Lew. The Treasury Department has a longstanding tradition of striking an official medal for each Secretary of the Treasury. The U.S. Mint produces the medal under the general authority of 31 U.S.C. § 5111 (a) (2), which states that the Secretary may prepare and strike “national and other medals” if it does not interfere with regular minting operations. Since the 1890s, the Mint has prepared, struck, and distributed medals for 33 of the 35 Senate-confirmed Secretaries.
CharacteristicsThe obverse design features a portrait of Jacob J. Lew with an American flag in the background.
The reverse design features a depiction of the Statue of Liberty and the main building on Ellis Island alongside a quote from Emma Lazarus.
- JACOB J. LEW
- 76th SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
- I LIFT MY LAMP BESIDE THE GOLDEN DOOR
- EMMA LAZARUS
Mint and Mint Mark
- Don Everhart, Medallic Artist
- Sculptor: Joseph Menna, Medallic Artist
- Designer: Don Everhart, Medallic Artist