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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Bronze Medal

The Woman 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.

The Medal The obverse (heads side), designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart, features a portrait of Suu Kyi with the inscription DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI around the border. The likeness of Suu Kyi was based on the photograph by Eddie Adams.

The reverse (tails), also designed and sculpted by Everhart, depicts a peacock with the inscriptions DEDICATED TO PROMOTING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY IN BURMA and ACT OF CONGRESS 2008.

Design: Obverse: designed and sculpted by Don Everhart
Reverse: designed and sculpted by Don Everhart
Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 110-209
Place Minted: Philadelphia (no mint mark)

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Bronze Medal
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