Public CCAC Meeting in March to Review Lincoln, Braille and Native American Coin Designs


Public Meeting Notice The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has their next public meeting March 13, 2008. A main responsibility for the CCAC is to review coin designs. It’s for this purpose they will next meet.

The key meeting agendas are reviewing coin designs for the new:

  • Abraham Lincoln one-cent coins
  • Louis Braille Bicentennial-Braille Literacy commemorative coin
  • and the redesign of the Native American $1 coins

2009 is the bicentennial birthday of Lincoln and to celebrate the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act was passed. It authorizes the U.S. Mint to produce hundreds of millions in newly designed cents and up to 500,000 commemorative Lincoln silver dollars.

The Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Act was passed to create up to 400,000 commemorative $1 silver coins in 2009 honoring Louis Braille.

The Native American $1 Coin Act, among other things, creates new designs of Sacagawea Dollar starting in 2009.

Public meeting time, location and submitting matters

The scheduled meeting time is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The location:

United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20220

Updated meeting time and room location information will be available by calling 202-354-7502.

Interested parties who would like to discuss topics for consideration during the meeting are encouraged to submit them by fax to 202-756-6830.

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee role as established under Public Law 108-15

The CCAC was established in 2003 by Congress under Public Law 108-15 to:

  1. Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coins, bullion coins, and medals, including Congressional Gold Medals.
  2. Advise the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to:

    (A) the events, persons, or places that the Advisory Committee recommends be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins in each of the 5 calendar years succeeding the year in which a commemorative coin designation is made;
    (B) the mintage level for any commemorative coins; and
    (C) the proposed designs for commemorative coins.


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