CFA 15/MAR/07-1

Project name
Congressional Gold Medal for Dr. Norman E. Borlaug

United States

U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Design for a gold medal and bronze duplicates
Review Type


Dear Mr. Moy:

In its meeting of 15 March, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the proposed design for the Congressional Gold Medal honoring Dr. Norman E. Borlaug with several suggestions.

For the reverse, the Commission members recommended that the two hands be refined and reconfigured so that they appear to be supporting the globe as well as holding the wheat. The quotation should be compared to the source material to make a complete sentence, such as including "The" at the beginning of the text if appropriate. For the obverse, the members recommended further consideration of the design's relationship to the edge of the medal with the possible addition of a rim.

As always, the staff is available to assist you in future submissions.


Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

Edmund C. Moy, Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20220

cc: Kaarina Budow, U.S. Mint