CCAC to Review Sacagawea and First Spouse Gold Coin Designs


Sacagawea and First Spouse Gold coinsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) is placing new Sacagawea Golden Dollar and First Spouse Gold Coin Designs under the microscope.

The job of the CCAC is to review themes and design proposals for circulating coinage, commemorative coins, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals and other medals. And that’s what they will do with the latest series of new coin designs.

The CCAC’s next public meeting has been set for Tuesday, April 22. The major topics up for review and debate according to the planned agenda are:

  • Review 2009 design narratives for the Native American $1 Coin Program

  • Review design candidates for 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins and Bronze Medals

After their appraisal, the CCAC will advise and provide their recommendations to various parties, including the Secretary of the Treasury.

Background of coin designs under review

2009 Native American $1 Coins, or more commonly known as Sacagawea coins

The Native American $1 Coin Act, signed by President Bush on September 20, 2007, details changes to Sacagawea coins. The major portions of the act require the United States Mint to:

  • Issue annual redesigns of the Sacagawea’s reverse image starting in 2009
  • Include edge-incused inscriptions similar to the new Presidential $1 Coins

The act also sets Sacagawea mintage levels that are on par with the Presidential $1 coins.

2009 First Spouse Gold Coins

2007 was the kickoff year for collector $10 gold coins honoring U.S. first spouses. The First Spouse Gold coins scheduled for release in 2009 and up for review by the CCAC are for:

Time and location of CCAC meeting

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, April 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET). The location of the public meeting is at:

            United States Mint
            801 9th Street NW
            8th Floor Board Room
            Washington, D.C. 20220

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