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By CoinWeek News Staff ….
 

On Monday, June 27, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a three-hour public meeting at Gaylord Hall on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Agenda items include the future of the U.S. Mint’s palladium coin program, electing jurors for the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin design competition, and the review of candidate designs for the five 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters program issues.

The CCAC will also discuss designs for the President Obama Presidential Medals. Presidential medals are struck to commemorate each term of office that a president serves, so designs for two medals representing Obama’s first (2009-2012) and second terms (2013-2016) are to be reviewed at Monday’s meeting. The designs were previously reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) on June 16, who recommend the combination of obverse one and reverse one for term one and obverse one/reverse two for term two.

Term One

Obverse

Barack Obama Presidential Medal design, Term One. Image courtesy US Mint Barack Obama Presidential Medal design, Term One. Image courtesy US Mint

Reverse

Barack Obama Presidential Medal design, Term One. Image courtesy US Mint

Term Two

Obverse

Barack Obama Presidential Medal design, second term (2013-2016). Image courtesy US Mint

Reverse

Barack Obama Presidential Medal design, second term (2013-2016). Image courtesy US Mint Barack Obama Presidential Medal design, first term (2009-2012). Image courtesy US Mint

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About the CCAC

In accordance with 31 U.S.C. 5135, the CCAC:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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