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Bronze Duplicates of the Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Available from the United States Mint

October 6, 2007

US Mint press release

October 1st, 2007

WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush will present the Congressional
Gold Medal to the Fourteenth Dalai Lama on Wednesday, October 17, 2007,
in a ceremony in the United States Capitol Rotunda. Prepared and struck
by the United States Mint, the Congressional Gold Medal is in
recognition of the Dalai Lama's contributions to peace, non-violence,
human rights and religious understanding.

On September 27, 2006, President Bush approved Public Law 109-287,
calling for the United States Mint to strike the Congressional Gold
Medal for presentation to the Dalai Lama. The law also authorizes the
United States Mint to produce and sell bronze duplicate medals to the
public. The bronze duplicates may be purchased at www.usmint.gov at 1
p.m. on October 17, 2007, or by calling the toll-free number,
1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

The obverse of the Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal, designed by
United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart, features a smiling
portrait of the Dalai Lama. The Himalayan Mountains are in the
background. The inscriptions "14th Dalai Lama of Tibet," "Tenzin
Gyatso," his birth name, "Act of Congress" and "2006" are included on
the obverse.

The reverse, designed by Joseph Menna, a United States Mint Medallic
Sculptor, depicts a stylized lotus flower, considered to be a symbol of
purity. The inscriptions include a quotation from the Dalai Lama, "World
peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not the absence of
violence. Peace is the manifestation of human compassion."

The three-inch, bronze reproduction medal is available for $38.00, and
the one and a half inch medal is $3.75. There is an additional shipping
and handling fee of $4.95 per order. Presentation cases also are
available. An image of the Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal will be
available October 17, 2007 at www.usmint.gov.

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