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
Boys Town Commemoratives
The CCAC panel will consider proposed designs for the 2017 Boys Town
Centennial (Public Law 114-30) Commemorative Coin Program on
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.
The reverses of the 2018 coins will represent Pictured
Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan; Apostle
Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin; Voyageurs
National Park in Minnesota; Cumberland
Island National Seashore in Georgia; and Block
Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.
World War I American Veterans Centennial Coins
There will also be discussion Oct. 7 concerning jury panel
membership for consideration of designs for the 2018 commemorative
coins to be issued under the World War I American Veterans Centennial
Commemorative Coin Act, Public Law 113-212.
According to Lateefah Simms, public affairs specialist in the Mint's
Office of Corporate Communications, "The law for this program
requires a competition to select an artist’s designs for the obverse
and reverse. So they’ll discuss who will be on the panel to judge the submissions."
The act authorizes the production and release of up to 350,000
silver dollars, in Proof and Uncirculated versions combined.
2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Dollars
The Oct. 8 sessions opens with review and discussion of proposed
designs for the five 2017 America the Beautiful quarter dollars.
The reverse designs will represent Effigy
Mounds National Monument in Iowa; Frederick
Douglass National Historic Site in the District of Columbia; Ozark
National Scenic Riverways in Missouri; Ellis
Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty) in New Jersey; and
Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana.
2017 Lions Club International Century of Service silver dollar
The Oct. 8 session continues with review and discussion of proposed
designs for a 2017 commemorative silver dollar to be issued under Public Law 112-181, The Lions Club International
Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act. The CCAC with then make its
recommendation to the Treasury secretary.
The law authorizes the production and release, in Proof and
Uncirculated versions combined, of 400,000 silver dollars.
CCAC members Gary Marks will be recognized for eight years of
service on the CCAC, five as chairman, by Rhett Jeppson, principal
deputy director of the U.S. Mint and Mint director-nominee, and Dick
Person, Mint deputy director for manufacturing.
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