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Connecticut Man Designs Inaugural Medal Honoring President-elect Obama
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Since the early 20th century, when a new president takes office, a bronze medal is struck in honor of the occasion.

Connecticut sculptor, Marc Mellon, created the official 2009 Presidential Inaugural Medal of President-elect Barack Obama.

WNPR's John Nowacki talked with Mellon about how he designed the inaugural medal.

More about the Inaugural medal can be found at:

http://pic2009.inauguralcollectibles.com/optimizer/product/J0401.html