The Citizens Coinage
Advisory Committee has selected Nancy Reagan's personal choice
for the reverse of the First Spouse gold coin to be issued in 2016 in
The CCAC met by teleconference Aug. 10 to consider proposed reverses
for the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse gold $10 coin.
The meeting was the second time the panel considered designs for the
Reagan First Spouse gold coin. The CCAC peviously reviewed design
submissions and recommended modifications to several designs panel
members favored. The Commission of Fine Arts rejected outright all of
the previously proposed reverse designs, sending the issue back to the
U.S. Mint for some new designs.
The five designs the Mint submitted in this second round appear to
be modified versions of some of the previously submitted designs.
Four of the five designs feature Mrs. Reagan during her "Just
Say No" anti-drug campaign. The design selected was among those
The fifth design features two hands, one representing Mrs. Reagan’s
hand giving a thumbs-up sign, and one representing a child’s hand
giving a thumbs-down sign. This design represents Mrs. Reagan efforts
to empower children with the ability to say no to drugs.