Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee members will meet Sept. 19 to
review and discuss candidate designs for the 2019 America the
Beautiful Quarters Program, review and discuss new and revised
candidate designs for the Office of Strategic Services congressional
gold medal, and review and approve annual reports.
The meeting will start at 10 a.m. ET and continue until 3 p.m., and
will be held in the Second Floor Conference Room, United States Mint,
801 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C. The meeting will be open to the public.
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Also in this week’s print issue, we learn of the first report of a
2017 doubled die variety, found on a Lincoln cent.
The 2019 America the Beautiful quarter dollars will commemorate
Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts, American Memorial
Park in the Northern Mariana Islands, War in the Pacific National
Historical Park in Guam, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
in Texas, and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho.
The CCAC’s review of the Office of Strategic Services congressional
gold medal will be the second for the federal panel.
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As Coin World reported previously, the CCAC and the OSS
Society could not agree on which of the designs would work during the
CCAC’s June 21 meeting. The society had previously voiced objections
to the obverse design of the medal recommended by a second design
review panel, the Commission of Fine Arts, in its June session. The
CFA choice showed six OSS operatives at work, a composition that the
society called “a little dull.”
The CCAC members, after a series of votes, opted for a more abstract
design than selected by the CFA. Their preferred obverse shows a man
and woman in shadowed profile “to evoke the clandestine missions of
those behind enemy lines” against a globe. A parachutist is also shown
against the globe.
For the reverse, the committee voted for a design showing a quote
from OSS leader Maj. Gen. William J. Donovan. His quotation, from his
farewell address, says: “Only by decisions of national policy based
upon accurate information do we have a chance of a peace that will endure.”
But instead retaining the parachutists in that design, the panel
urged the Mint to place an OSS frogman on the reverse. The OSS frogmen
are said to be the inspiration for Navy Seals.
The designs to be reviewed by the CCAC are expected to show the