Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee has busy agenda for two-day meeting

Panel to review designs and design concepts for U.S. circulating coins, commemoratives and medals
By , Coin World
Published : 09/22/15
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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee has a heavy agenda for its two-day meeting Oct. 7 and 8, during which designs and design concepts will be discussed for America the Beautiful quarter dollars, Native American dollars, congressional gold medals and two commemorative coin programs, including the Boys Town Centennial three-coin program.

The 11-member panel is scheduled to meet at U.S. Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C., from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8. The two-day meeting, in Conference Room A, Second Floor, at 801 9th St. NW, is open to the public. Persons unable to attend in person, but who want to listen in on the discussion, may call in at 1-866-564-9287, access code 62956028. Those calling in may only listen in to the conversation.

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Native American dollars

On Oct. 7, CCAC members will review and discuss proposed reverse designs for the 2017 and 2018 Native American $1 coins. The Native American $1 coins are authorized under provisions of Public Law 110-82. Final designs approved by the Treasury secretary or his designee will be paired with sculptor Glenna Goodacre's obverse design introduced on the Sacagawea dollar in 2000.

Congressional gold medals

Proposed designs are also slated to be reviewed Oct. 7  for two congressional gold medals authorized under provisions of the Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008, Public Law 110-420. The Native American tribes to be recognized in this installment of the coin program are the Laguna and Mohawk. While each tribe will be recognized with a single gold medal, any surviving code talkers or their families who apply for one will receive a silver version of the medal. The U.S. Mint will offer bronze duplicate medals in 1.5-inch and 3-inch sizes for sale to the public. The act calls for medals recognizing a total of 33 Native American groups.

Boys Town Commemoratives

The CCAC panel will consider proposed designs for the 2017 Boys Town Centennial (Public Law 114-30) Commemorative Coin Program on Oct. 7.

The program authorizes the production and release, in Proof and Uncirculated versions combined, of no more than 50,000 gold $5 coins, 350,000 silver dollars and 300,000 copper-nickel clad half dollars.

2018 America the Beautiful quarter dollars

Also Oct. 7, designs will be considered for the five quarter dollars to be issued in 2018 under provisions of the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, Public Law 110-456.

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