George W. Bush (2001)


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: Portrait of President George W. Bush / “George W. Bush” / “CV” mark

Reverse: Seal of the President of the United States / “Forty-Third President of the United States of America” / “Inaugurated January 20, 2001”

Edgemark: “(c) 2001 Medalcraft Mint – Green Bay WI Bronze”

Size: 70mm

Designer: Charles L. Vickers

Medallist: Medalcraft Mint

Mintage: 2 (Gold) / (Silver) / (Bronze)

  • Charles L. Vickers was born in Texas, attended the Pratt Institute and worked for a period at the Franklin Mint.
  • The portrait of President Bush is based on an Associated Press photograph of the president at the Republican National Convention.  Vickers chose the image to showcase the “sincerity, honesty and integrity of the man.”
  • The Official 2001 Presidential Inaugural Medal included a certificate of authenticity dated January 5, 2001 and signed by Bill & Kathy DeWitt, Co-Chairs of the Inaugural Committee.
  • The 2001 medal was the first official inaugural medal struck by Medalcraft Mint.

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