By Dennis Tucker for the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee ….
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will meet at American Numismatic Association (ANA) headquarters on the campus of Colorado College during the 2016 ANA Summer Seminar. Students, instructors, ANA staff, and members of the public are all encouraged to attend the CCAC’s meeting on Monday evening, June 27. At this public meeting the Committee will review and discuss 2018 America the Beautiful Quarter design proposals, and sketches for Barack Obama’s presidential medal. Also on the agenda is a general discussion of the future of the palladium coinage program. The following morning, Tuesday, June 28, CCAC members will have breakfast on campus with Summer Seminar attendees.
“The ANA Summer Seminar offers a unique opportunity for the Committee to meet with coin collectors from around the nation,” said CCAC chair Mary N. Lannin. “Most of us are longtime collectors ourselves. We look forward to sharing ideas and hearing opinions from the hobby community to aid in formulating our recommendations.”
The 11-member CCAC was established by Congress in 2003 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all United States coins and medals. The Committee serves as an informed, experienced, and impartial resource to the Secretary of the Treasury and represents the interests of American citizens including coin collectors, historians, sculptors, numismatic curators, and the general public.
The ANA Summer Seminar is an annual event for numismatic learning and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of weeklong courses designed for discovery or continued study.
“Summer Seminar has helped inspire the careers of some of the country’s most respected collectors, authors, and dealers,” said ANA President Jeff Garrett, who won a scholarship to attend Summer Seminar in the 1970s and later decided to become a professional coin dealer.
About the CCAC
In accordance with 31 U.S.C. 5135, the CCAC:
Advises the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other medals.
Advises the Secretary of the Treasury with regards to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins in each of the five calendar years succeeding the year in which a commemorative coin designation is made.
- Makes recommendations with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended.
The CCAC was established in 2003 by Congress under Public Law 108-15.
-courtesy of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
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