The House passed a
concurrent resolution Feb. 2 to reserve the
U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony to present a
congressional gold medal to golfer and philanthropist Jack Nicklaus.
The measure was received in the Senate Feb. 3 for its vote.
The U.S. Mint's engraving and production staff at the Philadelphia Mint is currently in the process of
manufacturing the necessary tooling to strike the Nicklaus 3-inch gold
medal and subsequent bronze duplicate medals. The bronze duplicate
medals, in 1.5-inch and 3-inch versions, will be offered for sale to
On Jan. 22 the Commission of Fine Arts and on Jan. 27 the Citizens Coinage Advisory
Committee concurred in recommending the obverse and reverse medal
designs Nicklaus favored.
The legislation authorizing the medal, Public Law 113-210, notes that the medal is
being issued to Nicklaus "in recognition of his service to the
nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy."