- Artwork by Master Sculptors Heidi Wastweet and Luigi Badia.
- Double Obverse in 18kt gold plating solid brass
- Individually Numbered and Edge-Marked.
- Individual Numbered Certificates of Authenticity, coin protectors and attractive velvet display boxes for all orders.
Not your everyday commemorative. With works in collections at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, The British Museum in London, the Vatican in Vatican City, Italy, and numerous public monuments in both the United States and Italy, the two master sculptors commissioned to produce this historical product are two of the most accomplished living sculptors of our time.
Every aspect of this product`s creation was executed to meet carefully thought out and inflexible requirements:
- Be the finest product on the market.
- Be the most unique product on the market (for the subject matter).
- Win critical acclaim from all corners of the market.
- Create the highest quality at an extremely fair and reasonable price.
- Create a product that will withstand the test of time ~ a legacy item ~ a generational keepsake..
- Commemorate a historical/pivotal era in United States politics.
The story behind the creation of this product can be covered in three headline topics:
- Two World Renown Master Sculptors
- Unparalleled Quality, Uniqueness and Scarcity
- Unprecedented U.S. Political History
MELANIA TRUMP: Master Sculptor Heidi Wastweet:
Heidi Wastweet was the Chief Engraver for one of the largest private mints in the world and currently sits on an advisory committee to the U.S. Mint. Her works include several United States national public monuments. Her works are evident in collections at the Smithsonian, the British Museum, and the Vatican. She has sculpted three Popes, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and countless other famous and “infamous” people. She has created critically acclaimed medals for Stanford, Princeton, and Yale Universities. Heidi`s work is evidenced on millions of coins traded as legal currency worldwide. Modern coin collectors know Heidi Wastweet by her extremely popular “Freedom Girl” medal, a highly coveted medal appreciated by art enthusiasts and coin collectors.
Heidi Wastweet was commissioned most recently to create a portrait sculpt of Melania Trump.
Heidi`s initials (HW) are displayed in Melania`s hairline.
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP: Master Sculptor Luigi Badia
Italian-American Luigi Badia is a globally recognized and accomplished sculptor with more than 40 years experience. Luigi has created public monuments in both the United States and Italy, provided coin designs and models for the United States Mint, 32 portrait sculpts for the National Basketball Hall of Fame, IGPC World Cup Medals, Miss Universe, George Bush Sr., Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis, and Pope Benedict. Master Luigi Badia was awarded the high honor of creating a portrait sculpt of Queen Elizabeth II as the Longest Reigning Monarch and then commissioned again to create another portrait for Queen Elizabeth II for her 90th birthday.
Luigi Badia was commissioned most recently to create a portrait sculpt of President Donald J. Trump.
Luigi`s initials (LB) are displayed on President Trump`s tuxedo lapel.
A. Double Obverse Medal (Unusual and rare)
Due to the prominence of the artists, the quality of artwork and sculpts, plus the historic nature of both subjects, this medal was produced as a “double-obverse” medal. Either side can be considered the front (obverse). Where one side of a coin or medal usually receives all the attention, both sides of this medal received equal critical attention.
B. Individually Edge-marked Medals (Unusual and rare):
- Edge Marked with Founding Father Quote from 1787; “THE NATURAL CURE FOR AN ILL ADMINISTRATION IS A CHANGE IN MEN” This edge-marking was done mistakenly and was supposed to be: ‘THE BOISTEROUS SEA OF LIBERTY IS NEVER WITHOUT A WAVE”. Only 101 coins were made with this inadvertent edge-marking.
￼Every medal is edge-marked along the perimeter as above. These details are individually engraved through special edge-marking equipment operated by skilled technicians. Edge-marking makes use of a space typically used for coin ridges.
Edge-marking is expensive and requires more labor and specialized equipment. Dies are used to make the obverse (front) and reverse (back) of coins and medallions. By adding edge-marking, the die costs increase by almost 50%. Edge-marking requires a third die be designed and manufactured for special edge engravings. Edge-marking is a labor-intensive process as each coin must be placed and removed individually into the edge-marking equipment in a precise position or the coin will be ruined (and scrapped). The time requirement to mint a coin or medallion with edge-marking more than doubles since the edges cannot be engraved until after the coin has been fully coined (minted) with both the obverse and reverse designs. Few mints own edge-marking equipment or have skilled engravers to handle the tedious process.
C. Individually Numbered/Serialized Coins
These medallions have a second edge-marking with the “coin`s” serial number engraved (0001 – 5000). Our engravers had to handle every coin by hand a second time utilizing a different engraving machine which required additional skill and precision. Each coin`s serial number was applied after the coin was fully minted and after the first edge marking was engraved.
D. Individually Numbered Certificates of Authenticity
Each medal comes with a Certificate of Authenticity numbered 0051 – 0151. Each certificate is numbered with the same serial number as each medal. These are heavy card-stock certificates on quality paper. They include information concerning the specifications on this limited edition series.
UNPRECEDENTED U.S. POLITICAL HISTORY:
The 2016 election season was arguably the most historic and contentious election in United States history. The fact that Donald Trump won the Whitehouse was a huge surprise to many and has caused more political debates worldwide than any other United States presidential election. Never before had a “non-establishment” outsider risen to such power in American politics. Time will tell the efficacy of President Trump`s legacy in United States politics but everyone understands these historic times will be written about and lectured about decades and even centuries from now. Forget about political beliefs or partisan opinions; THIS IS HISTORY.
Revolutionary Mint is proud to commemorate this unprecedented and historical Presidential Inauguration. We hope you enjoy your collectable medallions and will pass them on to generations that will read about this historical period and election in United States History books.