Members of the Commission of Fine Arts believe a more formal portrait of John F. Kennedy, above left, proposed for his 2015 Presidential dollar could be improved. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee previously endorsed a design, above right, capturing the president in a more pensive moment.
The CCAC had favored a design showing a soldier in winter combat for the obverse.
For the medal’s reverse the CFA favored a design showing the unit emblem, which the CCAC also endorsed.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew or his designee will select the final designs for all the coins and medals after reviewing the findings from both the CFA and CCAC. Lew is not obligated to approve any of the designs recommended by either panel.