Freelance writer Mary N. Lannin has been appointed to a
four-year-term on the 11-member Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
Lannin attended her first CCAC meeting May 19 when the coin and
medal review panel convened in Philadelphia.
Lannin fills the vacancy created this year by the expiration of the
term of Michael Olson.
Lannin was appointed based on the recommendation of House Democratic
Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Lannin has worked on various numismatic papers and publications. Her
die study of Alexander II Zabinas at Antioch, co-authored with Arthur
Houghton, will be published by the American Numismatic Society in the
upcoming Hellenistic Studies volume. She has researched and assisted
other scholars who are contributing to this study. Other studies of
Antioch’s Hellenistic coinage (Alexander I, Demetrius II) are in the
Lannin holds life memberships in both the American Numismatic
Society and American Numismatic Association, and is currently a member
of the Royal Numismatic Society, the Swiss Numismatic Society, the San
Francisco Ancient Numismatic Society and the New York Numismatic Club.
A member of the Ancient Arts Council of the Legion of Honor (San
Francisco), Lannin is also a member of the Asian Art Museum (San
Francisco), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art.
Lannin is a volunteer staff member at the Legion of Honor, currently
evaluating the 50 most valuable holdings for the museum and the City
of San Francisco. Lannin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the
University of Minnesota (1969) and attended Trinity College,
The CCAC, established by Congress in 2003, advises the Secretary of
the Treasury on theme or design proposals relating to circulating
coinage, bullion coinage, congressional gold medals and other medals
produced by the United States Mint.
The CCAC also makes commemorative coin recommendations to the
Treasury secretary and advises on the events, persons or places to be
commemorated, as well as on the mintage levels and proposed designs.
For more information, visit the CCAC’s website.