The U.S. Mint produces a variety of national medals to commemorate significant historical events or sites and to honor those whose superior deeds and achievements have enriched U.S. history or the world.

Some of these are bronze duplicates of Congressional Gold Medals authorized by Congress under separate Public Laws. Others are “list medals” produced under the secretary of the Treasury’s authority to strike national medals.

The Mint offers several medals for purchase on the United States Mint online catalog.

Congressional Gold Medals

Congress approves Congressional medals and presents them to individuals, groups, or institutions for their distinguished achievements and contributions. When legislation permits, the Mint strikes bronze duplicates for sale to the public.

Watch the video below to learn how the Mint makes Congressional Gold Medals.

Recent Congressional Gold Medal Awardees

Past Congressional Medals

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List Medals

The secretary of the Treasury approves list medals. They include continuing series’ such as the Presidential Medals series, and one-time medals such as the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal.

Recent List Medals

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