Silver NWRS Centennial Medals Available By Subscription from the United States Mint
The limited edition 2003 National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Medal Series, available for $29.50, shares a common obverse honoring President Theodore Roosevelt, the Refuge System's founder, and four successive reverse images a bald eagle, salmon, an elk, and canvasback ducks. The series highlights the diversity of the Refuge System. A portion of the proceeds will be used to fund refuge education and interpretive projects.
Production is limited to 35,000 for the bald eagle medal, and 25,000 each for the elk, salmon and canvasback ducks designs. A bronze version of the medal featuring the bald eagle design will be sold separately for $4.50.
Shipping of the silver bald eagle medal will begin in mid-summer, with each successive medal shipped every four to six weeks. The US Mint expects the series to sell quickly. You can order the silver medal series at http://catalog.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).