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Presidents’ Day

May 31, 2018 - Why Presidents’ Day? The history of Presidents’ Day can be traced back to the late 1700s. People began celebrating George Washington’s Birthday (February 22) while he was still president. About a hundred years later, his birthday became a federal holiday....

Presidential Medals

December 6, 2017 - The Presidential Medals series began as the Peace Medals series. Presidents gave medals as a sign of peace with Native American tribes, when signing peace treaties with other nations, and at other events. The tradition originated during the Colonial period...

Mint Director Announces New Medal Series

December 28, 2016 - Press Release August 31, 1970 The first of a new series of miniature Presidential medals are being struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, Mary T. Brooks, Director of the Mint, announced today. Miniature medals of President Nixon, Kennedy and...