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2013 Obama Biden Inaugural Medal

Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Foundation Medal

University of Rochester Dean's Medal

Atlantic Golf Club Medal


Marc Mellon’s obverse (front) design for the 2009 Official Barack Obama Presidential Inaugural Medal was recently approved by the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee.  The Official Presidential Inaugural Medal has a history going back to the time of Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.

The series is widely collected, and considered to be an important part of the art history of America.  Proceeds from the sale of the 2-3/4" medal helped fund the inaugural events of January 20, 2009.

Barack Obama Presidential Inaugural Medal (first design)

Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology

Commissioned by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

Wallace H. Coulter invented the Coulter Principle and developed the Coulter Counter, revolutionizing medical diagnostics.

Awarded Annually by the American Society of Hematology.

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens and Sculpture Museum in Murrells Inlet South Carolina features one of our nation’s most important collections of American sculpture.  The Brookgreen Gardens Medal Series began in 1973, and was nurtured by legendary curator, museum director, and antiquities and numismatic expert Joseph Veach Noble.  In 2002 he personally selected Marc Mellon to create Brookgreen’s 2003 medal.

The Albert Schweitzer Award for Humanitarian Service

Commissioned by The Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University. The Albert Schweitzer Award for Humanitarian Service was first presented in 2007 to former President Jimmy Carter, who in accepting the medal delivered a speech on nuclear arms control. The 2013 recipient was Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.

Theodore Roosevelt

In 1992 the Theodore Roosevelt Association commissioned Marc Mellon to create a relief plaque of TR and a silver medal reduction. The medal is awarded annually in cities across the United States, to recognize police officers who have overcome adversity and gone on to succeed, as TR did in overcoming childhood asthma. The full scale bronze plaque has been unveiled and presented at a number of national historic sites, including The Hermitage in Nashville, TN, Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, NY, and at Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA.


The Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the United States (ICCUSA) recognizes achievers of Irish descent in a range of fields at an annual dinner held at the Waldorf~Astoria Hotel in Manhattan.  In 2007 former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell was honored with ICCUSA’s Sir Michael Smurfit Achievement Award, for his work as broker of the peace in Northern Ireland.

Arnold Bernhard plastiline model in process for bronze relief

Francis Berger Trudeau MD relief in process; below Dr. Trudeau with son Garry Trudeau

The Planting The Planting

The Planting
Bronze, 9' wide x 5' 3" high
Glick Jewish Community Center, Indianapolis, IN

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