Theodore Roosevelt (1905) (Barber)


A detailed guide to the Medals can be found here — The Book.  Also, the Medals are discussed on this Coin World podcast and this Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium presentation.

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

Size: 44mm

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.

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