United States Mint American Arts Gold Medals
The US Government manufactured these American Arts Commemorative Series of gold medals
from 1980 to 1985 as an experiment in producing gold bullion coins.
There was a complicated ordering procedure and these were not popular at the time.
They were made in two sizes, one ounce and one-half ounce, and featured prominent American
writers, artists, and performers.
They were issued for five years, 1980 to 1984, and featured ten persons all together.
1. United States American Arts gold 1981 Mark Twain coin/medal
Gold, 32mm, 34.50gm, 0.900 fine, 1 ounce
Mark Twain facing
American Mississippi River steamboat
AMERICAN ARTS COMMEMORATIVE SERIES 1981
2. United States American Arts gold 1984 John Steinbeck coin/medal
Gold, 28mm, 17.32gm, 0.900 fine, 1/2 ounce
John Steinbeck facing
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
California farm house, barn, and fences
AMERICAN ARTS COMMEMORATIVE SERIES
ONE HALF OUNCE GOLD