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U.S. Mint Medal for President Obama?

Does anyone know why the U.S. Mint has gotten so lax with issuing a medal for President Obama? I am referring to the 39mm and 77mm bronze medals from the presidential series, which have always seemed to be amongst the Mint's best sellers. Obama's term is up next year, and collectors still have yet to see a first or second term medal to add to the series. Can't find anything anywhere about this.

6 years ago

Maybe they know it wont sell well, who knows

6 years ago

Typically coins and medals are prohibited by the US Mint for "living" presidents.

6 years ago

While living presidents are excluded from coinage, medals are a different matter. Former (and living) presidents Clinton and both Bush's have medals in the series. While the Mint has issued many new medals recently, they seem to have disregarded their long running series. Do they even issue medals depicting the current Mint Director and Treasury Secretary anymore?

6 years ago

Yeah, I agree! President Obama has been on only ONE coin I know of, yet he is such a good president! Very good observation!

5 years ago

As far as I care, I dont want Obama on a medal

5 years ago

I live in a Republican Paradise, so no one here cares too much about President Obama on a medal. Me personally, I think he should have a better Presidential medal. I'm not his biggest fan, but he is our Commander in Chief after all. 

I don't think much of the Mint's recent Presidential Medals. I feel like the design quality overall has deteriorated. I liked the designs in the 1920's and 30's like Calvin Coolidge and Woodrow Wilson.

5 years ago

Spot on concerning how the Mint's medal designs have deteriorated. I also believe the medals from 1900 to 1930 were the modern classics. Artists like John Sinnock are long gone it seems. I suppose if the Mint is ever hard up for more collector $$$ they can always strike a vice-presidential medal series. 

5 years ago
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