Filipino Veterans of World War II get their congressional gold medal

Congressional leaders make Oct. 25 presentation in Emancipation Hall
By , Coin World
Published : 10/25/17
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Weaver’s reverse design features American and Phillipines flagson staffs flanking a scroll on which appear the dates 1941, 1945 and 1946. Inscribed below is ACT OF CONGRESS 2016. Inscribed around the top border is UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES IN THE FAR EAST. Inscribed in eight lines in the center field is DUTY TO / COUNTRY / BATAAN 7 / CORREGIDOR / LUZON / LEYTE / SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES.

Following the medal’s presentation, the congressional gold medal is to be turned over to the Smithsonian Institution for display and research.

Bronze duplicates of the gold medal are authorized under the legislation to be struck by the U.S. Mint and sold to the public.  

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