CCAC to Discuss Fractional Gold, 2019-2020 $1s and Apollo 11 Coins

by CoinNews.net on June 7, 2017 · 13 comments

CCACThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will meet Wednesday, June 21, to review and discuss designs for several coins and medals, including those for the 2019-2020 Native American $1 Coins, the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Coins, and a WWII Congressional Gold Medal. The panel will also talk about a possible fractional American Liberty Gold Coin for 2018.

The CCAC is tasked with advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals.

Specific agenda topics up for review and comments include:

  • Review and Discussion of 2019 Native American $1 Coin Candidate Designs
  • Review and Discussion of 2020 Native American $1 Coin Candidate Designs
  • Review and Discussion of Reverse Candidate Designs for the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program
  • Review and Discussion of Candidate Designs for the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal
  • Review and Discussion of Candidate Designs for the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal
  • Review and Discussion of a Potential 2018 American Liberty 24-karat Gold Fractional Coin
  • Discussion and election of jurors for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Design Competition

Meeting Time and Options

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and is scheduled to last until 4:45 p.m. (ET). It is opened to interested members of the public, and will be held at:

United States Mint Headquarters
801 9th St. NW
Second Floor Conference Room
Washington, D.C. 20220

The meeting room can accommodate up to 50 members of the public with admittance on a first-come, first-serve basis. All persons entering the Mint’s headquarters must adhere to building security protocol, which includes consenting to the search of their persons and objects when they enter and leave.

Those who cannot attend may also dial in to listen by calling (866) 564-9287 and using Access Code: 62956028. No comments or questions will be taken during the meeting. Dial-in access is "listen only," and phones must be kept on mute to not disturb the discussion.

In addition, anyone interested in submitting ideas for the CCAC’s consideration may fax them to (202) 756-6525.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Ernesto June 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Too bad they just can’t make a regular silver dollar version of the American Liberty coin. But then Congress would have to pass a law for that. That would take years if not decades lol

jim June 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Not funny!

Seth Riesling June 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Mike Unser & CoinNews readers FYI –

The Mint added two products to their product schedule for next month: the 2017-W Proof American Platinum Eagle 20th anniversary coin at 10,000 mintage & limit of 1 coin per household & the 2017-P Ozark Riverways (MO) 5-oz silver vapor-blast finish coin.

Also, the Mint just now released the pricing on the 2017-P silver American Liberty Proof low relief medal 1-oz (NOT high relief) at $59.95 ! No limits on mintage & no household limits as they stated earlier. The price is very high compared to last year’s similar silver medals at $34.95. Packaging is the main difference. This is obviously crazy since a Proof ASE $1 coin is only $53.95 each.

Any opinions out there on this?

-NumisDudeTx

Munzen June 7, 2017 at 7:54 pm

My opinion of $59.95?
No way.

Dustyroads June 7, 2017 at 9:12 pm

Seth Riesling, I do also think the price is on the high side. However, I’m suspicious of the USM. I can’t help but wonder if this is only the beginning of higher premiums for medals. The USM must be paying attention to other world mints higher premiums and lower mintage business models. I can’t help but wonder if we’re finally witnessing a move in that direction. The ultra nice OGP may be our proof as these same things are found there too.

Tinto June 8, 2017 at 12:04 am

The Mint just succeeded in keeping away customers who have been turned off by the Mint’s past incompetence so they think schmucks will line up to buy this totally over priced coin with an eagle that’s missing part of its tail feathers … that bird looks so unbalanced …

Mike June 8, 2017 at 10:34 am

Low mintages mean high collectabiltey. No limits and high prices can kill any product success.

jim June 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Low mintages mean high collectabilty might generally be true but the coin also has to have some let’s say “redeeming value” to be collectable too. Look at the spouse gold coins – mostly all at extremely low mintages but that came from low demand and not much “redeeming value”. Looking at the numbers one would think they’re highly collectable yet they’re not – nobody wants ’em pretty much beyond their melt value.

joera June 10, 2017 at 6:13 am

The Liberty Proof is way too high for a silver medal and even if it was a high relief silver coin it would still be too high! I had planed on getting the medal to go along with the other anniversary medals later this year but those will probably be way too high also.

NW Robert June 10, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Why don’t they do a webcast? Amazing in this day and age. I sent an email to the CCAC as to when they plan to modernize.

After a 30+ year hiatus from coin collecting my interest is back now that my babies are all grown. I saw a web link to the CCAC site and I was wondering, why your meetings aren’t on a webcast? If you want to get the younger generations (Gen. X, Gen. Y.& Gen. Z) interested in coin collecting, it might be a good idea to start using modern day tools.
Are you planning to modernize sometime in the future?
In case you want to pester them… info@ccac.gov
How else can you see visuals if you can’t be there in person or have to call in? That’s nuts.

jim June 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm

I think they’re just being provincial in their thinking – i.e. the world outside of DC doesn’t exist. And that’s just reinforced if the non-DC members have to fly in to attend the meetings. Or maybe a webcast requires too much organization and we know the mint isn’t even organized enough to give us a full year schedule in advance so maybe the CCAC takes their cue from the mint. Considering what the mint did with the Congratulations Set and the pricing they’ve attached to the anniversary medals they don’t seem to care very much about enticing new collectors into the fold or maybe only those who can only afford simple mint sets but not much beyond that.

Seth Riesling June 10, 2017 at 7:28 pm

The members of the “elitist” CCAC & CFA that review all U.S. coin & medal designs are classified as special, unpaid U.S. Government employees. They have to pay their own transportation & hotel costs to attend in person in Washington, DC. They are all “artists” in one sense of the word & basically argue their own personal points at the meetings only & rarely change their opinions. The Mint provides them with what the Mint wants as far as concepts & designs & Mint staff are there, including legal staff to argue their need for a certain design or concept There is really very little flexibility in the process. And, the Mint & Treasury Secretary don’t have to even consider their input except to file it away in a folder that goes into you know where. The whole decision on any coin or medal outside the parameters of the commemorative coin programs (by Public Law) is 100% up the the Secretary of the Treasury or his deputy. In the past, on a few occasions, the Secretary has chosen a design that both the CCAC & CFA members advised against!
Mostly a “feel good”, rubber stamp process. The Mint officials regard the whole political circus of these two groups to be a pain in their rear ends for sure!

-NumisDudeTx

NW Robert June 11, 2017 at 11:15 am

Well said Jim and Numisdude! Looking at the membership (political reps, sculptors, historian, and general public reps) they all look to be coin collectors. https://www.ccac.gov/aboutUs/members.html It’s a shame that the SOT doesn’t listen to them. I didn’t know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a coin collector!

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