Talk:Congressional Gold Medal

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Blair[edit]

Someone might want to write something/mention the fact that Tony Blair was awarded one.87.115.7.109 (talk) 00:39, 28 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]

He's included on the List of Congressional Gold Medal recipients. Perhaps more significant, though, is that (as far as I know) he has yet to collect it. I'll add that in once I find a source. Terraxos (talk) 18:56, 18 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Almost 10 years later, it is still unclear if the medal has actually been struck, or if so, if Blair has ever actually picked up the award. These articles from 2009 are about Blair being presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and they mention that Blair never picked up the CGM.

  • Time Magazine Mentions that Blair hasn't picked it up
  • The Independent Says that the design was revealed (meaning the medal has not been struck)
  • The Telegraph(Mistakenly refers to the PMF as the CGM in the subtitle) states that "It has been reported that Mr Blair may also use the opportunity to pick up his long delayed medal of honour, which was awarded to him in 2003." (If the Independent article is correct, then this cannot be so)

--Nyctc7 (talk) 16:04, 16 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Good sources of info[edit]

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL30076_19990809.pdf

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL30076_20080130.pdf

http://uk.usembassy.gov/rccgmcrs.pdf[dead link]

Cirt (talk) 16:23, 18 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

There is a link to a more current version of the Congressional Research Service report above under "Sources" in the article. --Nyctc7 (talk) 14:45, 16 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

This Article should mention how the medals are funded.[edit]

Congressional Medals are funded through the sales of replicas,and this fact should be mention so people can learn how these Medal's are funded,and process goes into them being made. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hoffmanjohn (talkcontribs) 00:58, 29 December 2008 (UTC)[reply]

From "Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2008":

The cost of issuing a Congressional Gold Medal, generally about $30,000, is charged against the Numismatic Public Enterprise Fund. Congress established this revolving fund “in the Treasury of the United States ... to be available to the Secretary for numismatic operations and programs of the United States Mint without fiscal year limitations.” The authorizing legislation in each case typically includes a provision stating that the “Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal struck ... at a price sufficient to cover the costs of the medals (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and overhead expenses) and the cost of the gold medal.” Monies received from the sales of the bronze duplicates are deposited in the Numismatic Public Enterprise Fund.

The sales of replicas can recoup some, not necessarily all, of the cost - depends on how many replicas are sold, see http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RL30076.pdf, footnote 93.Fredmdbud (talk) 10:26, 30 December 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Is the metal made of actual gold?[edit]

Note: This is copied from the archived discussions (link above, above the Table of Contents), I am reviving it here as this question may be of general interest--Nyctc7 (talk) 16:19, 16 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Is the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor made of physical gold, or is that just an honorific? -- Creidieki 03:11, 10 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

I believe it is gold plate over bronze. See 2 U.S.C. § 802(a). --68.41.122.213 20:03, 26 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]
2 U.S.C. § 802 concerns the Congressional Award, not the CGM. The Congressional Award comes in three grades, bronze, silver, and gold, and the gold version is occasionaly and mistakenly referred to as a CGM. The CGM is struck from solid gold.--Nyctc7 (talk) 16:19, 16 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

I'm just curious. Does the medal for Daniel Morgan for his actions at the Battle of Cowpens in 1781 really give the date as MDCCLXXI? My approval rating for Congress just dropped another notch.Ealtram (talk) 13:37, 29 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Good catch. The medal was drawn incorrectly, the actual medal says 1781. I have replaced the image.-Nyctc7 (talk) 01:56, 2 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

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