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Congressional Gold Medal awarded to January 6 2021 Capitol attack defenders

WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,037 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 8, 2022 1:26PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Congress Awards Highest Honor to Officers Who Protected the Capitol on Jan. 6 2021

The US Mint will be selling bronze copies of the medal to the public:

https://www.usmint.gov/coins/coin-medal-programs/medals/united-states-capitol-police-and-those-who-protected-the-us-capitol-on-january-6-2021

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US Mint Capitol Attack medal

The obverse design features the United States Capitol building and a flag at half-staff, with the windows of the Capitol Rotunda around the border.

The reverse design depicts an American flag along with the service badges of the United States Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police District of Columbia, which both include the years of their creation.

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    lermishlermish Posts: 1,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are the original gold medals .999? Or lesser purity or plated?

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 7, 2022 10:44AM

    Here’s a blurb from google search.
    While it’s for the military form there seems to be no difference. I’ll continue researching 😁

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,765 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jzyskowski1 said:
    Here’s a blurb from google search.
    While it’s for the military form there seems to be no difference. I’ll continue researching 😁

    One glaring error to me is the term "Congressional Medal of Honor". There is no such thing.

    There is the Medal of Honor.

    There is also a Congressional Medal of Honor Society. That is a Congressionally chartered Society organized to honor MOH recipients.

    This was clarified for me previously by the CMOHS.

    Class dismissed. :D

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    WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,037 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Different medal.

    The Congressional Gold Medal has nothing to do with the military Medal of Honor.

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Returning from more research. I appreciate the above comments and stand corrected. It’s a big solid gold medal 😁

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,310 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Simple, elegant design.
    It would be nice to see them sell a half ounce or 1 ounce gold version.

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    WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,037 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is an assumption that everyone honored gets a three inch gold medal.
    The US Mint strikes one gold medal which is sent to the Smithsonian Museum.

    US Mint bronze restrikes are sold to the public.

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,538 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So, the chaps that let the "protesters" in, get rewarded? The protesters were welcomed by some who stood aside when the breech occurred. I don't understand the valor part.
    bob :)

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    SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,886 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A great old friend of mine is a retired Capitol Policeman.
    I'll get one to give him next time we meet.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,765 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Swampboy said:
    A great old friend of mine is a retired Capitol Policeman.
    I'll get one to give him next time we meet.

    A nice gesture, but an expensive one. The mint medals saw a huge jump in price a year or two ago. :/

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    3stars3stars Posts: 2,282 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Must. not. Touch. Third. Rail...

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,765 ✭✭✭✭✭

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