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.

 
 

1960s  –  1970s  –  1980s  –  1990s  –  2000s  –  2010s  –  2020s

1968

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

 Worded “In Appreciation for services rendered”

1969

Year 1969
Issued By Henry W Blaha
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Designer Don Sabo
Engraver Don Sabo
Roller Don Sabo

 

1970

1970Merit
Year 1970
Issued By Henry W Blaha
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This die was canceled.

70MeritX

1971

 
Year 1971
Issued By Lloyd E Wagaman
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1972

Year 1972
Issued By Lloyd E Wagaman
Denomination Quarter
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1973

73Merit
Year 1973
Issued By Sally Kirka
Denomination Quarter
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The Award of Merit had been broadly given out for doing anything for TEC. Lloyd Wagaman wanted to do one that was more exclusive.

1974

74MErit
Year 1974
Issued By Sally Kirka
Denomination Half Dollar
Designer Lloyd Wagaman
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There were 10 recipients of this award

1975

75Merit
Year 1975
Issued By Sally Kirka
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The 1975 issue is a horizontal roll on 1974D cents, star border. Reads MEMBER T.E.C. (small TEC owl logo at left) THE ELONGATED COLLECTORS 1975. No initials.

1976

76Merit
Year 1976
Issued By Sally Kirka
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1977

77MErit
Year 1977
Issued By Sally Kirka
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1978

 
Year 1978
Issued By Sally Kirka
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1979

There was no Merit Award for 1979 

1980

 
Year 1980
Issued By Lee Martin
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1981

Year 1981
Issued By Sally Kirka
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This die was used to make the 1981 TEC badges.

1982

Year 1982
Issued By Sally Kirka
Denomination Cents
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Sally Kirka award on a 1982 coin, believed to be the 1982 design.

1983

 
Year 1983
Issued By Sally Kirka
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1984

 
Year 1984
Issued By Sally Kirka
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1985

 
Year 1985
Issued By Sally Kirka
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1986

 
Year 1986
Issued By Chester M Rogers
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1987

 
Year 1987
Issued By Chester M Rogers
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1988

 
Year 1988
Issued By Frank Brazzell
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1989

 
Year 1989
Issued By Frank Brazzell
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1990

Year 1990
Issued By Frank Brazzell
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1991

Year 1991
Issued By Raymond W Dillard
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1992

Year 1992
Issued By Raymond W Dillard
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1993

Year 1993
Issued By Raymond W Dillard
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1994

Year 1994
Issued By Raymond W Dillard
Denomination Quarters
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1995

Year 1995
Issued By  Raymond W. Dillard
Denomination  
Designer Raymond W. Dillard
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1996

96Merit
Year 1996
Issued By Raymond W. Dillard
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1997

97Merit
 
Year 1997
Issued By Raymond W. Dillard
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1998

98Merit
Year 1998
Issued By Raymond W. Dillard
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1999

 
Year 1999
Issued By William C. Massey
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2000

Year 2000
Issued By Raymond W. Dillard
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2001

2001Merit
Year 2001
Issued By Raymond W. Dillard
Denomination Sacajawea Dollar
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2002

 
Year 2002
Issued By Nancy Wooten
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2003

 
2003Merit
Year 2003
Issued By Nancy Wooten
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2004

 
Year 2004
Issued By Robert Fritsch
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2005

05Merit
Year 2005
Issued By Robert Fritsch
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2006

2006Merit
Year 2006
Issued By Robert Fritsch
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2007

 
Year 2007
Issued By Robert Fritsch
Denomination New Hampshire Quarters
Designer Oded Paz
Engraver Brad Ream
Roller Brad Ream

 

2008

Year 2008
Issued By Larry Feit
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2009

09MErit
Year 2009
Issued By Larry Feit
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2010

Year 2010
Issued By Raymond W Dillard
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2011

 
Year 2011
Issued By Raymond W Dillard
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2012

 
2012 Presidential Merit Final
Year 2012
Issued By Oded Paz
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2013

 
 
2013 Presidential Merit - Final Artwork
Year 2013
Issued By Oded Paz
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2014

2014MeritA
2014Merit
Year 2014
Issued By Nancy Wooten
Denomination Kennedy Half Dollar
Designer Nancy Wooten & 
Cindy Calhoun
Engraver John Edward Gusmano
Roller Cindy Calhoun

 

2015

2015MeritA
Year 2015
Issued By Nancy Wooten
Denomination Half Dollar
Designer Cindy Calhoun
Engraver John Edward Gusmano
Roller Cindy Calhoun

 

2016

 
 
Year 2016
Issued By Nancy Wooten
Denomination  
Designer Don Berry
Engraver  
Roller Don Berry

 

2017

Year 2017
Issued By Nancy Wooten
Denomination  
Designer Cindy Calhoun
Engraver Tenibac
Roller Cindy Calhoun

 

2018

Year 2018
Issued By Cindy Calhoun
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2019

 
 
Year 2019
Issued By Cindy Calhoun
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2020

Year 2020
Issued By Cindy Calhoun
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2021

Year 2021
Issued By Cindy Calhoun
Denomination Kennedy Half Dollar
Designer Cindy Calhoun
Engraver JE Gusmano
Roller Cindy Calhoun

 

2022

Year 2022
Issued By Tyler Tyson
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