Merit Awards

The first Merit Award coin was done by Lloyd Wagaman in 1968 (WAG-51), the first coin to say “Merit Award” was done by Don Sabo in 1969 (SAB-55).  Also referred to as the “Presidential Merit Award” this coin is given to those found to be deserving at the President’s discretion.

Year Issued By Denomination Designer Engraver Roller
1968 Dottie Dow  Lloyd Wagaman  Lloyd Wagaman  Lloyd Wagaman

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 Worded “In Appreciation for services rendered”1968AwardCoin
1969 Henry W. Blaha  Don Sabo  Don Sabo  Don Sabo

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1970 Henry W. Blaha

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 1970 canceled die.70MeritX1970Merit
1971 Lloyd E. Wagaman

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1972 Lloyd E. Wagaman Quarter

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1973 Sally Kirka

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 73Merit
1974 Sally Kirka Half Dollar Lloyd Wagaman

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There were 10 recipients of this award

74MErit

1975 Sally Kirka

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 75Merit
1976 Sally Kirka
Notes  76Merit
1977 Sally Kirka
Notes  77MErit
1978 Sally Kirka
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1979 Lee Martin        
Notes No Merit Award for 1979
1980 Lee Martin
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1981 Sally Kirka
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1982 Sally Kirka
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1983 Sally Kirka
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1984 Sally Kirka
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1985 Sally Kirka
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1985 Sally Kirka
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1986 Chester M. Rogers
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1987 Chester M. Rogers
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1988 Frank Brazzell
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1989 Frank Brazzell
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1990 Frank Brazzell
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1991 Raymond Dillard
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1992 Raymond Dillard
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1993 Raymond Dillard
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1994 Raymond Dillard
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1995 Raymond Dillard Ray Dillard
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1996 Raymond Dillard
Notes  96Merit
1997 Raymond Dillard
Notes  97Merit
1998 Raymond Dillard
Notes  98Merit
1999 Wm. C Massey
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2000 Raymond Dillard
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2001 Raymond Dillard  Sacajawea Dollar
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 2001Merit
2002 Nancy Wooten
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2003 Nancy Wooten
Notes  2003Merit
2004 Bob Fritsch
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2005 Bob Fritsch
Notes  05Merit
2006 Bob Fritsch
Notes  2006Merit
2007 Bob Fritsch New Hampshire Quarters Oded Paz Brad Ream Brad Ream
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2008 Larry Feit
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2009 Larry Feit
Notes  09MErit
2010 Raymond Dillard
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2011 Ray Dillard
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2012 Oded Paz
Notes  2012 Presidential Merit Final
2013 Oded Paz
Notes  2013 Presidential Merit - Final Artwork
2014 Nancy Wooten  Kennedy Half Dollar  Nancy Wooten / Cindy Calhoun  John Edward Gusmano  Cindy Calhoun
Notes  2014MeritA2014Merit
2015 Nancy Wooten Half Dollar Cindy Calhoun  John Edward Gusmano  Cindy Calhoun
Notes  2015MeritA