WASHINGTON – Former President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan received the Congressional Gold Medal today in recognition of their distinguished records of public service to the American people and the international community.

Produced by the United States Mint, the medal commemorates the continuing public service of former President and Mrs. Reagan. The obverse of the medal, by Mint engraver John Mercanti, features a portrait of the former President and Mrs. Reagan with the inscription “RONALD AND NANCY REAGAN” centered along the top of the medal and the inscription “BY ACT OF CONGRESS 2000” centered under the portrait.

The reverse of the medal, by Mint engraver Donna Weaver, features the American Bald Eagle superimposed in flight over the United States Flag. The inscription “PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH” is centered under the stars of the flag, and the inscription “DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP 1981-1989” centered under the lower wing of the eagle.

Duplicate three-inch bronze medals of the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Medal are available from the United States Mint for $38.00 (product ID number 989), and 1 ½-inch miniature bronze replicas of the medal are each available for $3.00 (product ID number 988).

Customers are invited to purchase the bronze medals online using the United States Mint’s secure website at http://www.usmint.gov, or by calling toll-free 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all orders. Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.

In addition, bronze duplicates of the Ronald and Nancy Reagan medal are available at the Union Station Sales Center, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C., 20002. Customers may contact the Union Station Sales Center by calling (202) 289-0609. For more information, customers can write to the United States Mint Customer Care Center, Lanham, MD 20706-2255.

Contact:
Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)