Bronze 3” Reproduction of a Congressional Medal Honoring Jackie Robinson.
Lot 152. Bronze 3” Reproduction of a Congressional Medal Honoring Jackie Robinson. In 2003, Congress passed legislation for a gold Congressional medal honoring Robinson for breaking major league baseball’s color barrier and for his many humanitarian achievements. Donna Weaver, then a Mint sculptor-engraver, designed the front. It features a portrait of Robinson, with the inscription “JACKIE ROBINSON” followed by “A LIFETIME OF ADVOCACY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE & HUMAN DIGNITY.” The inscription “ACT OF CONGRESS 2003” is on the lower rim. The reverse quotes Robinson: “A LIFE IS NOT IMPORTANT EXCEPT IN THE IMPACT IT HAS ON OTHER LIVES.” Mint. Comes with a small plastic stand to be used in displaying the medal. Current Bid $20.