WWII Civil Air Patrol & Fond Du Lac Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

Continuing the showcase of candidate designs image released by the United States Mint are the candidates for the Congressional Gold Medals honoring the World War II Civil Air Patrol and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Code Talkers.

Under Public Law 113-108, a single Congressional Gold Medal was authorized to be awarded collectively to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol in recognition of their exemplary military service and exemplary record during World War II. The unpaid volunteer civilian members of the Civil Air Patrol used their own aircraft to perform a myriad of essential tasks for the military and the Nation, logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II.

The medal is to contain suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions as determined by the Secretary of the Treasury. The US Mint provided a total of 31 different candidate designs for the obverse and reverse of the medal.

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal was authorized under Public Law 110-420 Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008. The Act authorized the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to tribes with members who served as Code Talkers during a foreign conflict in which the United States was involved. A total of 33 different tribes were identified by the Department of Defense. In November 2013, 25 of the 33 medals were awarded at a ceremony with the final 8 medals to be awarded at a later date.

For the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa there were five obverse and three reverse design candidates provided.

Detailed coverage of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s discussion of the design candidates and their recommendations has just been published on Coin Update.

The complete set of design candidates for each medal appear below.

World War II  Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

CAP-O-01 CAP-O-02 CAP-O-03 CAP-O-04 CAP-O-05 CAP-O-06 CAP-O-07 CAP-O-09 CAP-O-09A CAP-O-09B CAP-O-10 CAP-O-10A CAP-O-12 CAP-O-13 CAP-O-14 CAP-O-15 CAP-R-01 CAP-R-02 CAP-R-02A CAP-R-03 CAP-R-04 CAP-R-05 CAP-R-06 CAP-R-07 CAP-R-08 CAP-R-09 CAP-R-10 CAP-R-11 CAP-R-11A CAP-R-12 CAP-R-12A

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Code Talkers Congressional Medal Design Candidates

Fond-du-Lac-O-01 Fond-du-Lac-O-02 Fond-du-Lac-O-03 Fond-du-Lac-O-04 Fond-du-Lac-O-05 Fond-du-Lac-R-01 Fond-du-Lac-R-02 Fond-du-Lac-R-03

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  1. fmtransmitter says

    I was very pleased to learn about the Civil Air Patrol through a friend who’s child was involved in it. Great stuff.

  2. Jon in CT says

    fmtransmitter wrote on September 29, 2014 at 6:40 PM:

    I was very pleased to learn about the Civil Air Patrol through a friend who’s child was involved in it. Great stuff.

    Uh oh. The MNB’s polymath is bragging again.

  3. Ends in Error says

    The drawings of the designs always look better than the actual Coins end up looking. Maybe the Mint needs to have Collecible Plates available for purchase? Hey, is it possible all the Mints Artists came over from the ranks of Plate Artists? Might explain the current state of Coin design.

  4. silverhawk357 says

    Got my Sept. 11, 2001 memorial bronze medals I ordered on Sept 11 this year. Impressively detailed, huge chunks of metal, wow, if that was only gold! Not a great presentation box like the presidential medals, but impressive all the same. Very happy with them.

  5. Jon in CT says

    sharks2th wrote on September 29, 2014 at 8:55 PM:

    The 2015 US Marshalls silver and clad commem prices will be published in the federal register tomorrow – https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/09/30/2014-23278/united-states-marshals-225th-anniversary-commemorative-coin-program-2015-pricing

    The pre-issue prices will be:
    46.95 silver proof
    43.95 silver unc
    14.95 clad proof
    13.95 clad unc

    Add $5 to the silvers and $4 to the clads after the introductory period.

    BZZZT. Thanks for playing, but VA Rich commented about the prices for those coins eight hours ago, here.

  6. Jon in CT says

    sharks2th wrote on September 29, 2014 at 8:55 PM:

    The 2015 US Marshalls silver and clad commem prices will be published in the federal register tomorrow – (link omitted for brevity).
    The pre-issue prices will be:
    46.95 silver proof
    43.95 silver unc
    14.95 clad proof
    13.95 clad unc

    Add $5 to the silvers and $4 to the clads after the introductory period.

    BZZZT. Thanks for playing, but VA Rich commented about the prices for those coins eight hours ago, here.

  7. hw says

    Off-Topic. For those of you collecting the Perth Mint’s (PM) Gods of Olympus series. The PM has initiated a new process. They are taking pre-orders for the Hades 2oz high relief rimless coin that is scheduled for release on October 7, 2014. Pre-order requests must be e-mailed to the PM by October 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm. I guess this will take care of the usual heavy traffic and non availability of the coins experienced the first two issues. The full text of the e-mail is pasted below:

    “Gods of Olympus – Hades 2oz Silver High Relief Rimless Coin Release.

    On Tuesday 7 October we will release the third coin in the Gods of Olympus series – the Hades 2oz Silver High Relief Rimless Coin. In anticipation of the huge demand expected for this very limited release and the impact that such demand has on collectors of the series we have taken the unprecedented step to offer a pre-order opportunity. The offer permits customers who have bought both of the previous issues in the series directly from The Perth Mint to pre-order one of the Hades coins to complete their collection.

    We note from our records that you have bought both of the previous coins from The Perth Mint. If you would like to pre-order a Hades coin please contact our Customer Service team by phone or email by 4.00pm on Monday 6 October. Any coins not pre-ordered after that time will be available in the general release at 8.00am the following day. The one coin per existing member limit will apply till midday Thursday 9 October.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE
    TOLL FREE (Australia only): 1300 663 991
    International: +61 8 9421 7218
    Email: orders@perthmint.com.au

    Yours faithfully

    Ron Currie
    Sales & Marketing Director
    The Perth Mint

    Tel (61 8) 9421 7326
    Fax (61 8) 9221 3812
    Email ron.currie@perthmint.com.au

  8. Eddie says

    Isn’t that a bit much for clad $15.00 and $14.00?
    About the silver ones has the Mint not received the memo about silver being around $17.50 what gives?
    Are they so out of touch with the rest of us?

  9. hw says

    Samuel,

    Received the PM e-mail late in evening on September 29, 2014; although the message is dated September 30, 2014.

  10. cagcrisp says

    The 2nd Lowest price for a “2014 gold Kennedy 70 ANA Chicago” sold 09/29/14 for $1,650.00. The search result are for 230 results. The Highest being on 08/09/14 for $4,900.00. Talk about being Underwater….

  11. Ikaika says

    @ cagcrisp

    “The 2nd Lowest price for a “2014 gold Kennedy 70 ANA Chicago” sold 09/29/14 for $1,650.00.”

    The buyer still overpaid more than $300.

  12. gary says

    @Larry… that’ll be good for those still interested in the 2014 Gold Kennedy for yet another lower price break on it @ $1,165. Maybe next Wednesday?

  13. Larry says

    On Ebay, 100 years in the future – Rare Chicago ANA Label holder, coin long ago removed from holder, $50,000. History tells us that after the great “label bubble burst”, these labels became virtually worthless and most were destroyed, These labels are now extremely rare, and as such command huge amounts of money.

    Hey, stranger things have happened. Of course 100 years from now, $50,000 may not be much!

  14. Eagle One says

    In another month, the Certified PCGS FS Kennedy Clad UNC sets will disappear from the market place. Only 5 P&D Sets exist in PCGS SP-69 FS. Only 88 P&D sets exist in PCGS SP-68 FS and 299 P&D sets exist in PCGS SP-67 FS. Very few coins have been graded since the FS window closed last month. To make things more interesting; a lot of these coins are heavily spotted. Any SP-67 thru SP-69 FS P&D UNC Set without spots should be the cat’s meow.

  15. cagcrisp says

    Wow…

    Hard Copy of the Mint’s Sales number are out. What is Surprising is that the Hard Copy and the excel spreadsheet are Identical. When i say Identical I mean just that. 282 items listed on the excel spreadsheet and 282 items listed on the Hard Copy. No difference in any item. I don’t know if this has Ever happened before but it is the First time it has happened since the BHOF went on Sale in March. My assumption is that with the changeover they had to reconcile the two Different set of numbers.

    What does that Actually mean for sale numbers?
    For the items that I track , the following Changes in w/w for the Hard Copy are as follows:

    Gold proof BHOF sales are now 32,495 +68
    Gold unc BHOF sales are now 17,694 +214
    Silver proof BHOF sales are now 267,885 +373
    Silver unc BHOF sales are now 131,924 +667

    Golds are now Oversold by 189 and Silvers are Under by 191

    TOTAL sales for the Golds and Silvers now stand at 449,998 out of a possible 450,000…

  16. Jon in CT says

    cagcrisp wrote on September 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM:

    Wow…

    Hard Copy of the Mint’s Sales number are out. What is Surprising is that the Hard Copy and the excel spreadsheet are Identical.

    Maybe someone can explain to me how, when the Mint arranges its ephemeral electronic bits into a format which can be processed by a web browser, the result is a “Hard Copy.”

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