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 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.
Recent Congressional Gold Medal Awardees
Past Congressional Medals
- Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Marches Bronze Medal
- Monuments Men Bronze Medal
- American Fighter Aces Bronze Medal
- Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Bronze Medal
- Jack Nicklaus Bronze Medal
- First Special Service Force Bronze Medal
- Civil Air Patrol Bronze Medal
- The 2011 Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Bronze Medals
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King
- Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program
- 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Victims Bronze Medal
- Professor Muhammad Yunus Bronze Medal
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Bronze Medal
- Arnold Palmer Bronze Medal
- Constantino Brumidi Bronze Medal
- Montford Point Marines Bronze Medal
- New Frontier Bronze Medal
- The Nisei Soldiers of World War II Bronze Medal
- Women Airforce Service Pilots Bronze Medal
- Sen. Edward William Brooke III Bronze Medal
- Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Bronze Medal
- Dalai Lama Bronze Medal
- Dr. Norman Borlaug Bronze Medal
- Byron Nelson Bronze Medal
- Tuskegee Airmen Bronze Medal
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 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Medal.