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Senate Hearing March 15 to Confirm Rhett Jeppson as U.S. Mint Director

jeppsoncapitalhillThe Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will conduct a hearing on Tuesday, 15 March, at 10 am on the nomination of Rhett Jeppson to be Director of the Mint. The committee will also consider two nominees for the Securities and Exchange Commission during the same hearing. Specific details are below.

United States Senate


At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016
in Room 538, Dirksen Senate Office Building, the

will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on the following nominations: Mr. Matthew Rhett Jeppson, of Florida, to be Director of the United States Mint; Ms. Lisa M. Fairfax, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and Ms. Hester Maria Peirce, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

At the direction of the Chairman


William D. Duhnke III,
Staff Director and Counsel

About the United States Mint

usmintThe United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.


United States Mint
United States Minthttps://www.usmint.gov/
Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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