The three members of the commission present quickly endorsed all six of the Legion’s recommendations for its commemorative program.
The CCAC’s March 13 debate over designs for three commemorative coins to mark the American Legion’s centennial seemed almost doomed from the start.
A six-person jury, composed of members of the country’s two coin review panel, met in Washington Oct. 20 to endorse an obverse design for the four curved coins that will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. The jury’s recommendation to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is not expected to be announced for weeks. The secretary has the final...
“This is what we’ve been asking for,” said sculptor Heidi Wastweet of Seattle as the panel backed a design filled with symbolism to commemorate the Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts.
Faced with decisions June 21 on two congressional gold medals, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee followed the Commission of Fine Arts in endorsing designs promoted by backers of the medals that honor Filipino Veterans of World War II, but differed with the CFA in its recommendations for the Office of Strategic Services medal.
Commission of Fine Arts Chairman Earl A. Powell didn’t like the design for the reverse of the 2019 Native America dollar coin that had endorsements from several groups.The drawing is “very complex,” he cautioned his fellow commissioners at their June 15 meeting. “A lot of this will get lost,” he said, holding up another Native American dollar, adding “You can hardly see...
Advocates of abolishing the $1 Federal Reserve note are at it again, this time hoping that President Donald Trump and conservative Republicans will finally side with their three-pronged approach to revamping the nation’s currency system.
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s review of five proposed World War I silver medals began on an ominous note. Donald Scarinci, the panel’s medal specialist, lambasted all 62 medal designs the United States Mint had offered to mark the war’s centennial in 2018. “I cannot support any of these designs,” he announced at the March 21 meeting in Washington.
Faced March 16 with 62 proposed designs for the obverses and reverses of five silver World War I medals, the Commission of Fine Arts quickly settled on 10 recommendations. Thanks to some prodding from Chairman Earl A. Powell III, the panel agreed that the reverses each should feature the seal or a symbol of the military branch separately honored on each of the...
The nation’s two coin review panels have taken sharply different stands on how some the nation’s most expensive coins should be designed. Meeting in Washington on two consecutive days, the Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee reviewed 12 sets of proposed obverse designs for platinum coins planned for 2018 to 2020.