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Why order this 1989-1993 5 oz Silver Proof George and Barbara Bush Commemorative Medal?
Few political couples in American history have been as widely admired as President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara. Part of this, is because of the work that they did, with George leading the world in the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi forces and Barbara with her work on literacy, especially adult literacy. The other part is due to their love of, and devotion to, one another throughout their 73 years of marriage. After that time, the two passed away in 2018 just seven months apart. Commonwealth Mint now honors the couple with this 5 oz, .999 fine proof silver medal. This is an exclusive product to Modern Coin Mart, and is part of a mintage of just 500 pieces. It remains in GEM Proof condition.
Touching Don Everhart Design
Don Everhart, who has more that forty years of experience and who was once the Lead Sculptor of the United States Mint, partnered with the Commonwealth Mint to craft this endearing Medal. Everhart is known for his many coin designs, such as the U.S Mint's National Hall of Fame Baseball Commemorative Series, which he designed the reverse of, and sculpted both sides of. His signature will accompany this Medal, on a separate story card that will be included in this purchase. The obverse captures the optimism and brightness for which the couple were known even in their advanced years. They smile brightly as they look off into the distance while clearly appreciating each others company. Their names, "GEORGE H. W. AND BARBARA BUSH," arch over their effigies.
On the reverse, the White House stands above a plaque that George Bush kept in his office. Referencing ideal weather conditions for pilots flying from carriers, it reads, "CAVU CEILING AND VISIBILITY UNLIMITED." Bush cited the expression in a letter to his children that he wrote as President, saying that his life was CAVU and would be until he died because of them. The dates of Bush's presidency, "1989-1993," are inscribed on a ribbon at the bottom of the plaque.
Don't miss your chance to own this 5 oz Silver Proof 1989-1993 George & Barbara Bush Commemorative Medal.
|Year of Issue:||1989-1993|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Obverse Design:||George & Barbara Bush Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited|
Donald Everhart, now retired from the U.S. Mint, is widely known in the coin community for his design work. He has signed labels for NGC to be sealed with certain graded coins, joining other popular members from the numismatic community. Read more about Everhart and his lifetime achievement award.