California Diversity MerlinGold®
A MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY OF STATE BILL JONES
"In 1850, the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill lured people from around the world to the 'Golden State' of California. The luster and allure of our unique state has only brightened with the passage of time as symbolized by this beautiful medallion. It will be a treasured keepsake of this milestone in California history."
Obverse Features a map of the state of California with lines linking other continents.
Reverse The official California State Seal, sculpted in three-dimensional bas-relief.
The Designer Steven R. Lundberg has been a professional Artist, Engineering and Graphic Designer since 1958. He attended college in California, majoring in Engineering Design, and is currently Chief Designer at Northwest Territorial Mint.