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        
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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
 
2016 Nancy Wooten   Don Berry   Don Berry
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2017 Nancy Wooten   Cindy Calhoun Tenibac Cindy Calhoun
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2018 Cindy Calhoun        
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2019 Cindy Calhoun        
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