Obverse: Profile of President Theodore Roosevelt / “Theodore Roosevelt”
Reverse: Bound olive branch / “Inaugurated President of the United States March 4 1905”
Edgemark: Jos. K. Davison’s Sons
Designer: Charles Barber (Obverse), George Morgan (Reverse)
Medallist: Joseph K. Davison’s Sons
Mintage: 0 (Gold) / 0 (Silver) / 3,000 (Bronze)
- President Roosevelt’s 1905 inauguration featured two official inaugural medals.
- The Inaugural Committee authorized Joseph K. Davison’s Sons to strike a bronze medal, depicted above. Additionally, Roosevelt requested that Augustus Saint-Gaudens design a second commemorative medal.
- No gold or silver versions of the 1905 Barber Medal were struck.
- Charles Barber designed the obverse of the 1905 Medal, while George Morgan crafted the reverse. Barber is remembered for his work on the quarter, half-dollar and dollar and Morgan for his silver dollar.