To celebrate this event the Colorado Springs Coin Club commissioned noted coin designer and medalist Daniel Carr and his Moonlight Mint to design and strike our 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal.
Mr. Carr submitted the winning design for the New York and Rhode Island Statehood Quarters while the Maine quarter design used by the Mint was based on his concept. World Coin News awarded his Rhode Island quarter design its' 2001 Coin of the Year (COTY) award as the best "Trade" (circulating) Coin in the world. Mr. Carr also submitted designs that reached the finalist stage for the Wisconsin, Florida, California and Colorado quarters as well as for the reverse of the Sacagawea Dollar.
Issued in gold, silver, copper and brass versions, the obverse of our medal features an image of the Palmer statue located in downtown Colorado Springs which depicts the founder of the city, General William Jackson Palmer, astride his horse. Placed in the background is a panoramic view of Pikes Peak. The reverse features the image of a gold coin based on the 1861 Clark, Gruber and Company "Pikes Peak" Liberty Head design bearing the fantasy date of 1862 which is 100 years prior to the founding of our club. The "Pikes Peak" Liberty Head coin is gold plated on the proof finish silver medals.
Overstrike Medals Information
50th Anniversary Medal Striking Event Photos