The Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) has put forth its recommended Obverse and Reverse design for the upcoming Presidential Medals for President Donald J. Trump. The recommendation comes after the CFA received and reviewed all of the potential candidates for the medals from the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). CCAC released all of the candidate images earlier this month and it was in conjunction with the committee that CFA made its recommendation. Both the commission and committee recommended Obverse design 1 and Reverse design 10 from the candidates designs to be used for the medals.
The Presidential Medal series has been a regular Mint production since the early days of the country. The medal series commemorates each United States President – and each term they serve – with two bronze medals: 1-5/16th inch medal and a larger 3-inch medal. In 2018, a silver Presidential Medal was added to production which currently has yielded seven medals starting with the early Presidents of the United States.
Unlike circulating coinage and other commemoratives which require a President to be out of office for a given period of time or after their death, the President Medals are done in near real time to that President serving. Currently, the last medal produced in the series was the the second term of the 44th President, Barack Obama.
The medal for President Trump will be released in 2021, regardless of the outcome if the United States elections in November of this year.