- 10 June 2006 (Creation)
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Certificate is printed on white paper with USA flag background. Contains gold seal of the American Biographical Institute.
Attached to the certificate is a letter from the American Biographical Institute congratulating Mr Mandela on his award and explaining that since he is unable to accept his medal in person, the American Medal of Honor will arrive by mail in 10-14 weeks.
Certificate is in black and blue text and reads:
Certificate of Authenticity and Selection
The Governing Board of editors of the American Biographical Institute does proclaim that with this document that Te holorable Nelson Mandela has been selected as an American Medal of honor Recipient for significant accomplishments in the Field of Political Leadership and Activism
Let it be known that the Medal awarded to the above mentioned recipient is of a limited nature and is authenticated by this document.
The aforementioned honoree is the rightful recipient of medal number 16 of 100.
Signed and sealed at the headquarters of the American Biographical Institute
Date: June 10, 2005
Signed by: President, Registrar, Managing Editor