Proposed obverse and reverse designs for a Code Talkers congressional
gold medal honoring the Crow Tribe were recommended by the Commission
of Fine Arts at its May 15 meeting.
Commission members reviewed three proposed obverse and two proposed
The recommended obverse depicts a variation of the Army Air Corp
Wings. The CFA-recommended reverse depicts elements of the Crow Tribe
seal, which includes the sun, sun rays, mountain peaks, two meandering
stripes, teepee, war bonnets, sweat lodge, tobacco bundles, and peace pipe.
The Crow Tribe medal is one of 33 congressional gold medals
recognizing Native American tribes whose members served as Code
Talkers during World War I and II. The medals are authorized under the
Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008, Public Law 110-420.
In addition to the single gold medal to be presented to the tribe,
silver versions are being presented to Code Talkers or their family
representatives. Bronze duplicates are also being offered by the U.S.
Mint for sale to the general public.
The Citizens Coinage
Advisory Committee is scheduled to review the same proposed
designs at its noon Eastern Time May 19 meeting at the Omni Hotel at
Independence Park, 401 Chestnut St., in Philadelphia.