George W. Bush (2005)


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 George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney / “Second Inauguration • January 20, 2005”

Reverse: Great Seal of the United States / “President George W. Bush” / “Vice President Richard B. Cheney” / “Inaugurated to Second Term of Office” / “January 20, 2005”

Edgemark: “(c) 2005 Medalcraft Mint – Green Bay WI Bronze”

Size: 70mm

Designer: Gladys Gunzer

Medallist: Medalcraft Mint

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

  • The Official 2005 Presidential Inaugural Medal included a Certificate of Authenticy dated January 3, 2005 and signed by Mercer and Gabrielle Reynolds, Co-Chairs of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
  • The Official Medal also included a “History of the Official Inaugural Medal” written by H. Joseph Levine.
  • Gladys Gunzer was the first woman to sculpt an official inaugural medal.  Prior to 1990, Gunzer worked as Senior Sculptor at the Medallic Art Company.
  • Gunzer’s portrait of the President and the Vice-President conveys “a feeling of looking forward, both in a futuristic sense and in an anticipatory one – to finish what we have started.”

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