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Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Designs to be Reviewed by CCAC

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting November 17, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. Agenda: Review and discussion […]

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference September 22, 2020, and September 23, 2020

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (EDT) on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (EDT) on Wednesday, September 23.
Agenda (subject to change):

Review and discussion of obverse and reverse candidate designs for the U

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference September 22, 2020, and September 23, 2020

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the numismatic press
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (EDT) on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (EDT) on Wednesday, September 23.
Agenda (subject to change):

Review and discussion of obverse and reverse candidate designs for the U

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The Coin Analyst: Peter van Alfen Appointed to Fill Numismatic Curator Position on CCAC

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin appointed numismatic curator, scholar, and award-winning author and researcher Peter van Alfen to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on August 11. Van Alfen will serve in the position previously held by Robert Hoge as a numismatic curator. Mr. Hoge’s […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medals, Among Others

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting September 22 and 23, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. Agenda: Review […]

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CCAC recommends new reverse designs for 2021 gold and silver bullion coins

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee convened by telephone in administrative and public meetings on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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CCAC recommends new reverse designs for 2021 gold and silver bullion coins

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee convened by telephone in administrative and public meetings on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends Bold Choice for New Silver Eagle Reverse, More Traditional One for Gold Eagle

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Next January, an important new chapter will open in American numismatic history. Two of the most iconic modern American coins – the American Silver Eagle and the American Gold Eagle – will see new reverse designs on their bullion versions for the first time since both coins debuted in […]

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference June 23

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 9:00 a.m

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CCAC to Review Designs for New Gold & Silver Eagle Reverses, Trump Medals

U.S. Mint also accepting applications for CCAC membership   The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting June 23, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs […]

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Uram continuing as Chairman and Tucker as Numismatic Specialist on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Uram Continuing as Chairman and Tucker as Numismatic Specialist on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Thomas Uram and Dennis Tucker renominated on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Thomas Uram and Dennis Tucker renominated on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Thomas Uram and Dennis Tucker renominated on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Uram continuing as Chairman and Tucker as Numismatic Specialist on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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CCAC to Review Designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting April 14, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. The CCAC approved design […]

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Bush, Innovation Designs Considered

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) met March 10-11 to consider designs for the 2020 Barbara Bush gold coin and bronze medal and for the four 2021 American Innovation dollar coins scheduled to be released in 2021.
The committee met via teleconference instead of in-person as a precaution in light of the coronavirus.
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s recommendation for the obverse design of the 2020 Barbara Bush gold coin and bronze medal

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Barbara Bush First Spouse Coin, Medal Designs Recommended by CCAC

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Tuesday, March 10, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a meeting to discuss and review candidate designs for both the George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin and the Barbara Bush First Spouse gold coin and bronze medal. Both collectors coins were authorized by the President George H.W. Bush […]

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March 10, 2020, CCAC meeting: Barbara Bush Gold Coin and Bronze Medal Program

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Update: Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee to meet by teleconference March 10-11

In accordance with recommended precautions regarding the coronavirus, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will now hold a two-day public meeting by teleconference on March 10-11, 2020.
The March 10th session will run from 1:00 p

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets March 10-11

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting on March 10-11, 2020, at the United States Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Second Floor Conference Room, Washington, D

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CCAC to Review Designs for George & Barbara Bush Coins & Medal, 2021 American Innovation Dollars

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting March 10-11 at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and […]

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January 21, 2020, CCAC meeting: End of World War II 75th Anniversary medals and 24-karat gold coin

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US Mint News: CCAC Requests Applications for Membership

The United States Mint is accepting applications for membership to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for a new member specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in numismatics. For more information, please contact Jennifer Warren, United States Mint Liaison to the CCAC; 801 Ninth […]

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New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The United States Mint has announced the appointment of Dr. Lawrence S. Brown to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States. This appointment for a statutory term of four years will fill the vacancy on the CCAC created by […]

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2021 and Beyond Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter Designs

Members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee were met with a robust agenda of coin and medal designs when the group met Oct. 15. The CCAC’s role is to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating, bullion and commemorative coins, Congressional Gold Medals and other medals produced by the Secretary

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CCAC to Review Designs for Washington Quarter Reverse, American Liberty Gold Coin, More

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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Modern Commemorative Coins: From Concept to Production

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. When it comes to producing commemorative coinage in the bureaucratic realm of the U.S. government, officials at the United States Mint have relatively little wiggle room. While many world mints have a degree of operational autonomy and the liberty to produce creative, outside-the-box coinage – such as the colored […]

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September 18, 2019, CCAC meeting: Chinese American Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal

On Wednesday, September 18, at 9:30 a.m

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CCAC to Review Designs for 2020 American Innovation $1 Coins, Congressional Gold Medals

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

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By Louis Golino
Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

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By Louis Golino
Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U.S

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U.S

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A Coin Analyst Exclusive: An Insider’s Perspective on the Morgan & Peace 1921 Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin Act

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On July 16, 2019, United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO5) and Andy Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 3757, the 2021 Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin Act, which calls for the issuance of 2021-dated Morgan and Peace dollars to mark the centennial of the transition from Morgan to Peace dollars in 1921. […]

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CCAC Selects Design Recommendations for 2020 Basketball Commemorative Coins

United States Mint also reveals possibility of colorized silver, clad commems   By CoinWeek News Staff ….. As the immortal rapper Kurtis Blow once sang, “Basketball is my favorite sport, I like the way they dribble up and down the court.” And in that spirit, on Wednesday, July 17, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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US Mint Artists Challenged to Think Creatively

by Donald Scarinci
The new crop of artists from the United States Mint’s artist infusion program came together at the Mint’s headquarters in Washington DC last week.  They participated in a three-day intensive series of workshops that included viewing and studying Krause Publications’ Coin of the Year (COTY) award winners for tips about how to create award-winning coins.
Joseph Mena, the new Chief Engraver and David J

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CCAC Approves Designs for Gleason and Sadat Medals

At its June 18 meeting, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviewed and discussed designs for upcoming Congressional Gold Medals by the Mint.  The medals reviewed included the Steve Gleason Congressional Gold Medal and the Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal.
 
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CCAC to Review Designs for Congressional Gold Medals, Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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Mayflower Quadricentenary Numismatic Program: Does it matter that it is not a congressionally mandated commemorative?

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Candidate Designs for Mayflower Gold Bullion Coin, Platinum Eagle, Flowbee Dollar

By CoinWeek News Staff ….. The latest meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) started this morning at 9:30 am EST and will run until 4:45 pm today and from 10 am to noon tomorrow. Commissioned to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the design of all U.S. coin and medal products struck […]

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CCAC to Review Platinum Eagle, 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, April 16, and continuing at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at United States Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to […]

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CCAC: New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The United States Mint today announced the appointment of Dr. Dean J. Kotlowski to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), as the member specially qualified by virtue of his education, training, or experience in American history. Dr. Kotlowski is a specialist in 20th-century U.S. political and policy history. He fills the vacancy created by the […]

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ANA Governor Thomas J. Uram Announces VP Run

American Numismatic Association (ANA) Governor Thomas J. Uram has announced his candidacy for ANA Vice President. Tom was elected as a governor in 2017. He began his association with the ANA as a junior member in 1974 and within two years became an ANA Life Member, which now encumbers 45 years of continuous membership. His […]

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin appoints Thomas J. Uram to succeed Mary N. Lannin as CCAC chair

Thomas “Tom” J. Uram has recently been appointed by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to succeed Mary N

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For U.S. military veterans, a silver medal from a grateful nation

Kudos to the United States Mint for continuing to innovate in the realm of national medals! This is an exciting field where the Mint has leeway to create modern treasures for everyone who appreciates the intersection of fine art and American history.
While nearly all U

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CCAC November 14, 2018, meeting: American Veterans medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the American Veterans medal that were reviewed at the November 14, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting today

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CCAC November 14, 2018, meeting: American Veterans medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the American Veterans medal that were reviewed at the November 14, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting today

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CCAC November 14, 2018, meeting: American Veterans medal

The following is a list of artist submissions for the American Veterans medal that were reviewed at the November 14, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting today. Additionally, two new members were sworn into the CCAC: Robin Salmon and Samuel H

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Air Force medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Air Force medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Air Force medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Air Force medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Air Force medal

The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Air Force medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series, 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins, and the 2020 Coast Guard medal

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Coast Guard medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Coast Guard medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Coast Guard medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Coast Guard medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Coast Guard medal

The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Coast Guard medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series, 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins, and the 2020 Air Force medal

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins

The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series, the 2020 Coast Guard medal, and the 2020 Air Force medal

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: First amendment designs for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series

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The following is a list of artist submissions and their descriptions for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series that were reviewed at yesterday’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: First amendment designs for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series

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The following is a list of artist submissions and their descriptions for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series that were reviewed at yesterday’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC recommends a “Scene Within a Scene” for Weir Farm quarter

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CCAC recommends a “Scene Within a Scene” for Weir Farm quarter

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CCAC recommends a “Scene Within a Scene” for Weir Farm quarter

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, all 10 members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) convened to review U.S

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Art, liberty, and innovation: The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee makes recommendations

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Art, liberty, and innovation: The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee makes recommendations

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Art, liberty, and innovation: The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee makes recommendations

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Art, liberty, and innovation: The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee makes recommendations

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Art, liberty, and innovation: The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee makes recommendations

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“Why did they do that?” — A look inside the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) gave a special two-hour presentation and panel discussion at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The title of the “Money Talks” presentation was “‘Why Did They Do That?’—An In-Depth Discussion of the Interaction Between the CCAC, Congress, and the United States Mint

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“Why did they do that?” — A look inside the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) gave a special two-hour presentation and panel discussion at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The title of the “Money Talks” presentation was “‘Why Did They Do That?’—An In-Depth Discussion of the Interaction Between the CCAC, Congress, and the United States Mint

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“Why did they do that?” — A look inside the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) gave a special two-hour presentation and panel discussion at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The title of the “Money Talks” presentation was “‘Why Did They Do That?’—An In-Depth Discussion of the Interaction Between the CCAC, Congress, and the United States Mint

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Make it Stop: Perhaps Worst Conceived US Coin Design Candidates Revealed

Commentary by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Please, make it stop! Put before the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on Thursday, July 31 was a portfolio of designs for the first coin of an ill-conceived new supposedly circulating commemorative coin series that will be produced over the course of the next decade […]

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Request for applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

Pursuant to United States Code, the United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member specially qualified by virtue of his or her experience in American history. For further information, please contact Betty Birdsong, Acting United States Mint Liaison to the CCAC, 801 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20220, or call 202-354-7770

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The CCAC unanimously rejects the reverse designs submitted for the 2018 American Innovation $1 coin

Today’s public meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) centered on the design of a dollar coin proposed to be the first minted under the American Innovation $1 Coin Act. The program’s coins are scheduled to share a common Statue of Liberty design on the obverse

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The CCAC unanimously rejects the reverse designs submitted for the 2018 American Innovation $1 coin

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Today’s public meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) centered on the design of a dollar coin proposed to be the first minted under the American Innovation $1 Coin Act

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The CCAC unanimously rejects the reverse designs submitted for the 2018 American Innovation $1 coin

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Today’s public meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) centered on the design of a dollar coin proposed to be the first minted under the American Innovation $1 Coin Act

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CoinWeek Podcast #103: Coin Design Highs and Lows with Heidi Wastweet

 CoinWeek Podcast #103: Coin Design Highs and Lows with Heidi Wastweet Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Heidi Wastweet is an award-winning medallic artist. Over the course of her 30-year career, she has designed more than 1,000 coins, medals, and tokens, […]

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New $1 coin program Honors American innovation

Washington — The enactment of the American Innovation $1 Coin Act ushers in the latest numismatic coin program of the United States Mint. The Act calls for the minting and issuance of non-circulating American Innovation $1 coins for each state, the District of Columbia, and each U

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New $1 coin program Honors American innovation

Washington — The enactment of the American Innovation $1 Coin Act ushers in the latest numismatic coin program of the United States Mint. The Act calls for the minting and issuance of non-circulating American Innovation $1 coins for each state, the District of Columbia, and each U

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Déjà vu all over again: American Innovation Dollar Coin Program

By Louis Golino
On July 10, legislation calling for the issuance of a new series of $1 coins that will honor American innovations and innovators was sent to President Trump to be signed into law — which he did Friday.
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Déjà vu all over again: American Innovation Dollar Coin Program

By Louis Golino
On July 10, legislation calling for the issuance of a new series of $1 coins that will honor American innovations and innovators was sent to President Trump to be signed into law — which he did Friday.
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Déjà vu all over again: American Innovation Dollar Coin Program

On July 10, legislation calling for the issuance of a new series of $1 coins that will honor American innovations and innovators was sent to President Trump to be signed into law, which he is expected to do.
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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

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CCAC Chooses America the Beautiful Quarters Designs for 2020-21

By CoinWeek News Staff ….. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held its most recent meeting at United States Mint headquarters last week to discuss designs for the final six entries in the long-running America the Beautiful Quarters program. Specifically, the Committee reviewed candidate artwork for the National Park of American Samoa, Weir Farm National […]

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: Salt River Bay National Historical Park

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: Salt River Bay National Historical Park

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The CCAC’s recommended designs for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarters

The following is a list of the artist submissions for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarter reverse designs that were reviewed at today’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. The designs cover the quarters commemorating Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Tuskegee Airmen, the National Park of American Samoa, and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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The end of the trail: The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of America Samoa

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of America Samoa

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of American Samoa

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of American Samoa

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of America Samoa

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The end of the trail: The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters

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The end of the trail: The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters

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The end of the trail: The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters

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The CCAC’s recommended designs for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarters

The following is a list of the artist submissions for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarter reverse designs that were reviewed at today’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. The designs cover the quarters commemorating Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Tuskegee Airmen, the National Park of American Samoa, and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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The CCAC’s recommended designs for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarters

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The following is a list of the artist submissions for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarter reverse designs that were reviewed at today’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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The CCAC’s recommended designs for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarters

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The following is a list of the artist submissions for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarter reverse designs that were reviewed at today’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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Notification of Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee June 12, 2018, public meeting

The United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 12, 2018, from 9:30 a.m

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss 2020 & 2021 America the Beautiful Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting at 9:30 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at United States Mint Headquarters, in the Second Floor Conference Room, at 801 9th St. NW, in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise […]

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Request for applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

Pursuant to United States Code, the United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States.
For Further Information Contact:
Betty Birdsong, Acting United States Mint Liaison to the CCAC; 801 9th Street NW; Washington, DC 20220, or call 202-354-7770

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US Mint News – Request for CCAC Membership Applications

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135 (b), the United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States. The CCAC was established to: Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Leaving CCAC

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Thursday, April 5, the United States Mint announced that basketball star, philanthropist and well-known coin collector Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be leaving the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Citing personal obligations, the six-time NBA champion and arguably one of the greatest basketball players of all time will stay a member […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to step down from Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

Mr. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has informed the Acting Deputy Director of the United States Mint that he intends to step down from the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) due to increasing personal obligations

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Celebrating the American Legion—and America’s veterans—with coins

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What comes to mind when you think of the American Legion?
My thoughts go to my family and World War II

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Celebrating the American Legion—and America’s veterans—with coins

What comes to mind when you think of the American Legion?
My thoughts go to my family and World War II. Many of my uncles served in the Army and Navy during the war, in places far distant from their homes in central New York

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The CCAC’s recommended designs for the 2019 American Legion coins

The following are descriptions of the artist submissions which won the most votes from Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) members for the gold, silver, and clad versions (obverse and reverse) of the upcoming American Legion coins:
Gold Obverse
AL-G-O-03 commemorates the inception of the American Legion and its mission to serve America and its war veterans. The outer geometric rim design from the American Legion emblem, the Eiffel Tower, and V for victory represent the formation of the organization in Paris in 1919 at the end of World War I

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CCAC Selects Designs for 2019 American Legion Commemorative Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Tuesday, March 13, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held its second public meeting of 2018. The agenda included the review and recommendation of designs for the 2019 American Legion centennial Commemorative Coin Program and the discussion of design concepts for Native American $1 Coins for 2021 through […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Review Designs for 2019 American Legion Commemorative Coin

In addition to the American Legion commemorative, Native American $1 Coin design concepts for 2021 are also on the agenda The United States Mint announces a Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 13, 2018. Date: March 13, 2018. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor Conference Room, United […]

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Newly Announced US Mint Silver Medal Program Is Just Bullion

  By Donald Scarinci – CCAC Member, donaldscarinci.com …… Last week, after years of prodding by members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the collector community, the United States Mint finally announced a medal program. Unfortunately, it is nothing more than a bullion sales program and is likely to do more to discourage […]

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Modern US Coins – Design Selected for 2019 Mariana Islands ATB Quarter

Presidential and military-themed silver medals also discussed by CCAC By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Tuesday, January 16, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a public meeting to review designs for the 2019 America the Beautiful Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park quarter and make their final recommendation. This was the second portfolio of […]

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Medal collectors: A treasure chest of new silver issues is coming from the United States Mint

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Presidential Medals Start This Year; New Military Program to Begin Soon
Medal collectors—you’re in for some treats! As a longtime collector and student of medallic art, I’m excited about two new programs announced in today’s meeting (Tuesday, January 16, 2018) of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC)

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Medal collectors: A treasure chest of new silver issues is coming from the United States Mint

Presidential Medals Start This Year; New Military Program to Begin Soon
Medal collectors—you’re in for some treats! As a longtime collector and student of medallic art, I’m excited about two new programs announced in today’s meeting (Tuesday, January 16, 2018) of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Ann Bailey, the Mint’s program manager for numismatics and bullion, discussed a new series of silver Presidential medals and an upcoming program of military-service medals

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets January 16 via teleconference

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m

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New Proposed US Commemorative Coins Honor National Law Enforcement Museum

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On December 21, 2017, United States Representative David Reichert (R-WA8) introduced a bill to Congress authorizing the United States Mint to produce commemorative coins honoring the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. The National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 4732) provides for a maximum of 50,000 $5 […]

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Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists PAN eNews for December 2017

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) …… Season’s Greetings All of us at PAN wish you a Merry Christmas and a great dose of Holiday Cheer to you and your family and friends. Who wouldn’t mind a nice coin in their stocking? A VF or better 19th-century slabbed type coin would put a smile on […]

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Modern US Coins – Congress Proposes 400th Anniversary Mayflower Commemoratives

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On December 4, 2017, Junior Senator Edward “Ed” Markey (D-MA) introduced a bill (S. 2189) that authorizes the production of commemorative coins celebrating the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts by the Pilgrims in 1620. Elizabeth Warren, the senior senator […]

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Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists PAN eNews for October 2017

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) …. Welcome to the PAN Coin Show! We hope that you have included us in your plans for this week. Show floor booths are sold out. There will be a wide selection of numismatic material that you will not find within a hundred mile radius of the Pittsburgh area. […]

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CCAC Approves Designs for Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   On Wednesday, October 25, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) convened for a brief, one-hour public meeting to discuss and approve designs for the Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal. Public Law 115-60, which authorized the Treasury and the United States Mint to strike the medal, was introduced to the […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC Discusses Apollo 11 Designs, ATB Quarter Concepts

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Wednesday’s meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (otherwise known as the CCAC) was relatively painless. Only two items were on the agenda, and neither required a vote: the review and discussion of finalist designs for the 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin program and a discussion of the concepts […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC Discusses Apollo 11 Designs, ATB Quarter Concepts

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Wednesday’s meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (otherwise known as the CCAC) was relatively painless. Only two items were on the agenda, and neither required a vote: the review and discussion of finalist designs for the 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin program and a discussion of the […]

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My first CCAC Meeting: A spirited discussion and a rare inside glimpse into the design process

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 , I had the pleasure of attending my first Citizens  Coinage Advisory Committee meeting (on the phone, since I live in Atlanta and not in Washington). As a relative novice to the world of coin design, I understand the apprehension most collectors feel when first putting themselves into the fray with much more experienced numismatists and artists

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Review Apollo 11, America the Beautiful Quarters Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday October 18, 2017, at United States Mint Headquarters, in the Second Floor Conference Room, at 801 9th St. NW, in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise […]

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Our 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters take shape: CCAC advises the Treasury on five historic new coins

Part 1 of 6: The Lowell National Historical Park Quarter
This past Tuesday, September 19, 2017, I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with fellow Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) members Thomas Uram and Erik Jansen on H Street in downtown Washington, D.C

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – “Two Bits” US Quarter Design Proposed

by Daniel Frank Sedwick…. Could the two bits return to circulation? A Spanish colonial influenced design for the 2019 Texas San Antonio Missions America the Beautiful quarter was recommended by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on September 19. The reverse design is based heavily on Spanish colonial cob reales, which circulated widely in North […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – “Two Bits” US Quarter Design Proposed

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Could the two bits return to circulation? A Spanish colonial influenced design for the 2019 Texas San Antonio Missions America the Beautiful quarter was recommended by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on September 19. The reverse design is based heavily on Spanish colonial cob reales, which circulated […]

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CCAC Approves 2019 ATB Quarter, OSS Gold Medal Designs

Committee member Donald Scarinci serves as guest Chair By CoinWeek News Staff …. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held an open meeting at the United States Mint on Tuesday, September 19 in which interested members of the public were invited to attend or to listen in on a teleconference line. Two primary items were […]

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Our 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters take shape: CCAC advises the Treasury on five historic new coins

Part 1 of 6: The Lowell National Historical Park Quarter
This past Tuesday, September 19, 2017, I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with fellow Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) members Thomas Uram and Erik Jansen on H Street in downtown Washington, D.C

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Whitman Publishing Releases Expanded New Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

Whitman Publishing has released an expanded, updated second edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, a popular entry in the Bowers Series of numismatic titles. The book continues in the tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other Bowers Series guides, now numbering more than two dozen volumes. The 320-page […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Review 2019 ATB Quarter Designs, OSS Gold Medal

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 21, 2017. Date: September 19, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor Conference Room, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Interested members […]

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CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. At yesterday’s marathon meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), design candidate portfolios for several programs were reviewed and discussed, with committee recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury ultimately being made. The meeting’s agenda included designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the Filipino […]

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Candidate Designs Revealed for Upcoming Commemorative Coins, Gold Medals

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The United States Mint recently revealed design candidates for a number of coin and medal programs, including the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemorative coin program, and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Filipino Veterans of World War 2 Congressional Gold […]

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Congress Proposes Commemorative Coins for American Legion Centennial

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On May 18, U.S. Representative Timothy Walz (D-MN1) introduced a bill to create commemorative coins honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. A Congressionally chartered organization for American veterans who saw active service during wartime, the American Legion was founded on February 16, 1919 in Paris by soldiers from […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss Apollo 11 Commem, Filipino Veterans Medal Designs June 21

A possible 2018 American Liberty 24-karat gold fractional coin also on the meeting’s agenda Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 21, 2017. Date: June 21, 2017. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor […]

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U.S. Mint News: 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Design Contest Opens May 1

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Starting Monday, May 1, the United States Mint will begin accepting entries to its design contest for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin program. Signed into law on December 16, 2016 by President Barack Obama, the act authorizes the Mint to mint a $5 gold Uncirculated coin, a […]

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Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 1235), commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame, was reintroduced to the United States House of Representatives by Richard Neal (D-MA1) on February 27, 2017. Mr. Neal had introduced a previous version of the act (H.R. […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin March 15

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 15, 2017. Date: March 15, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Location: Conference Room A&B, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Interested members of […]

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CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a short public meeting on February 15 to discuss themes for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters program and the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps bigger news is that the meeting was the group’s first with its newest member, […]

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CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a short public meeting on February 15 to discuss themes for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters program and the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps bigger news is that the meeting was the group’s first with its newest […]

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U.S. Mint News—Muhammad Ali Commemoratives, CCAC Meeting Notice, and Pricing Updates

Bills Introduced to Honor Muhammad Ali on Commemorative Coinage
Last month, bills were introduced in both the House and the Senate to have the Treasury produce “coins in commemoration of Muhammad Ali.” Both of the identically worded bills—S

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U.S. Mint News—Muhammad Ali Commemoratives, CCAC Meeting Notice, and Pricing Updates

Bills Introduced to Honor Muhammad Ali on Commemorative Coinage
Last month, bills were introduced in both the House and the Senate to have the Treasury produce “coins in commemoration of Muhammad Ali.” Both of the identically worded bills—S

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for February 15, 2017

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for February 15, 2017. Date: February 15, 2017. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen […]

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for February 15, 2017

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for February 15, 2017. Date: February 15, 2017. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 31, 2017, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770) was reintroduced, this time to the 115th Congress of the United States of America. Once again, the chief sponsor of the bill is U.S. Representative James A. Himes (D-CT4). Co-sponsors currently include Representatives […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 31, 2017, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770) was reintroduced, this time to the 115th Congress of the United States of America. Once again, the chief sponsor of the bill is U.S. Representative James A. Himes (D-CT4). Co-sponsors currently include Representatives […]

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and a Few of Its Design Ideals

As an intermediate step between parts 1 and 2 of “A Vision of Liberty for a Modern Nation,” it seems helpful to take a look at the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), which featured prominently in part 1. This post, although lengthy, will be looking at three simple questions: What exactly is the CCAC’s role? What qualifies the current committee to perform that role? And what aesthetic ideals do they look for in a coin’s prospective design?
Note that, although this is a lengthy blog post, it isn’t an essay, and the reader won’t miss out on anything by skipping ahead or doubling back to different points of interest

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Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On January 13, a bill to commemorate the achievements–both in and out of the ring–of American boxing legend Muhammad Ali was introduced in the 115th Congress of the United States, which runs from January 3, 2017 through January 3, 2019. Identical bills were proposed in both the House of Representatives […]

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U.S. Mint News – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Join CCAC

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Mr. Abdul-Jabbar fills the vacancy created this year by the resignation of Steven Roach, a member representing the interests of the general public. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar, a renowned former professional basketball player who is an avid […]

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U.S. Mint News – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Join CCAC

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Mr. Abdul-Jabbar fills the vacancy created this year by the resignation of Steven Roach, a member representing the interests of the general public. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar, a renowned former professional basketball player who is an avid […]

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Design Recommendations Considered for 2019-20 Native American $1 Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC)for the reverse of the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins. Glenna Goodacre’s portrayal of Shoshone maiden and guide Sacagawea, a vital member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the interior of what is now the continental United States all the […]

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Design Recommendations Considered for 2019-20 Native American $1 Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC)for the reverse of the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins. Glenna Goodacre’s portrayal of Shoshone maiden and guide Sacagawea, a vital member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the interior of what is now the continental United States all the […]

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Everybody’s Got One: Opinions Vary on 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin

Editor’s Commentary by Charles Morgan …..   The United States Mint released images of the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin on Tuesday, January 12, and the story took off like a steampunk locomotive powered by jet fuel in the mainstream media. In one sense this is understandable, since the new design features a straightforwardly […]

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United States Mint Unveils Historic 2017 Gold Coin Design

On Thursday, January 12, the United States Mint officially unveiled the designs of a 2017 High Relief gold coin that will be released in conjunction with the Mint’s 225th Anniversary celebration. The United States Mint was established in 1792 by an Act of Congress and has since provided the country with coins in gold, silver, […]

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United States Mint Unveils Historic 2017 High Relief Gold Coin Design

On Thursday, January 12, the United States Mint officially unveiled the designs of a 2017 High Relief gold coin that will be released in conjunction with the Mint’s 225th Anniversary celebration. The United States Mint was established in 1792 by an Act of Congress and has since provided the country with coins in gold, silver, […]

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Modern Commemoratives – 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Coin Bill Passes House

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, December 5, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing the production and sale of commemorative coins honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing – the first time mankind had ever set foot upon the surface of another planetary body. The bill (H.R. […]

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At PAN Fall Show, John Mercanti Views His Latest Finished Coin Design for First Time

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists …. Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) President and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) member Tom Uram received a FedEx package and wanted retired U.S. Mint 12th Chief Engraver John Mercanti to be the one to open it during his visit to the PAN Fall Coin Show on Friday October 28, […]

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for November 17, 2016

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for November 17, 2016. Date: November 17, 2016. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: This meeting will occu